A Stout brewed with Blackcurrants and liquorice?
Don’t mind if I do.
Abstrakt 21 pours a little thin looking with only the wimpiest head, but it smells divine, all rum and Ribena.
And when you take a mouthful you find the most fabulous flavours.
The blackcurrants are plump and ripe and fresh, they literally burst with flavour, and underneath them there’s a seriously warm rum and raisin boozy heat, along with digestive biscuits, treacle tart, honey and burned brown sugar.
There may be some, but they hardly matter in this little bottle of loveliness.
You might get a hint of garden herbs and mown lawns, but they’re beaten down by the rich oily liquorice.
It’s tar thick and very sexy and it leads you to the messiest, stickiest creamy finish that’s helped along by a shed load of oatmeal.