Iolani Black (4.5%)

BlackIolani’s Black smells of cooking chocolate.
Do you know what I mean?
It smelled sweet and appetising when you found it in your cupboard and you really want to have a nibble, but you know it won’t taste quite right until it’s been melted and cooked with.
Fortunately for his beer, everything has definitely been melted and cooked properly.
The flavour is a thick and bitter dark chocolate, tree bark, black coffee and rather oddly, though not unpleasantly, baked sweet potato.
There’s a good mouth coating creaminess that feels good, and there’s a leafy crunchy hop that adds a brittle and satisfying pithiness to the finish.
Very black and very nice.

Source: Best Of British Beer

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
This entry was posted in Beer Review, CAMRGB and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.