Or maybe Black IPA?
Holy Cowbell is a beautifully packaged and rather tasty Black IPA/India Stout/Heavily Hopped Porter/Whatever The Hell You Want To Call It.
It smells of the Nigroids (or Liquorice Imps) that my father – a Classical Singer – used to carry around with him, and garden borders, and it sits dark and heavy in my glass.
The malts are hefty with the weight of burned toast, treacle and Madeira cake, rich and mouth filling and chewy.
And the hopping is big and sharp and bitter.
Lots of lemon rind, lots of green hedgerow leaves, melon and peach, mango and kiwi, all dipped in sherbet and orange marmalade.
The finish is long and bitter and crushingly dry and sticky.
Bloody good beer.
Source: Cotteridge Wines