Allendale Brewery Black Grouse (4%)

Black Grouse - 1This is an absolute delight.
Black Grouse has been brewed with oak chips for, “a barrel aged flavour,” but that’s not quite what you get.
You see, what the oak chips have done is add a pithy woodiness, but it’s new wood not old.
It’s the the smell and feel of scraping the fleshy insides from canes, removing the tissuey pulp that’s at once woody, soft, fresh and, most importantly, satisfying.
Oh, and there’s a super dark chocolate aroma coupled with a whole brick of bitter chocolate and coffee form the malts, and a good crisp dry hedgerow hopping.
The finish is rich and round and warm.
I like this a lot.

Source: Beers Of Europe

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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