Brewed in collaboration with Sheffield’s Cocoa Wonderland, this is the first Thornbridge beer I’ve liked for some time.
And it’s very simple why that is.
You see, I find Thornbridge’s beer far too sweet, but here you can’t tell as there’s so much chocolate in it that it’s bound to be sweet.
Pouring a deep dark brown with a decent cappuccino head, the smell is chocolate and a little pear juice.
The malting is biscuits and honey, caramel and wafers, chewy and rich and round.
I struggled to find any hop presence whatsoever, but by concentrating very hard I eventually found the lightest swish of hedgerow greenery.
As you drink, the chocolate, bolstered by the boozy alcohol warmth, completely takes over and you would be forgiven for forgetting that this is a beer.
And so, as a weird chocolate flavoured alcopop this is quite tasty, though I’d probably not want another one.
Source: The Beer Hawk