Magic Rock Brewing Co. Common Grounds (5.4%)

common-groundsAnother beer, like the Northern Monk one that I found a bit thin at IMBC this year, that tastes much better at home.
Pouring a deep purple brown with a little cappuccino head, the smell is vanilla espresso.
And that is to be expected from a beer that’s been brewed with coffee, cocoa and vanilla.
There’s a dry and crunchy digestive biscuit malt, it’s round and satisfying and packed with treacle and honey, and you get a little smack of red leaf litter hops, maple syrup and kafir lime from the hops.
And as you drink the coffee, vanilla and smooth woody chocolate build until they take over like a lovely Belgian treat in the round bitter sweet finish.

Source: Beers Of Europe

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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