I’m absolutely convinced that I’ve written about this beer before, but I can’t find anything anywhere, so here we go.
Vocation’s Black IPA is everything you want it to be, pouring a deep purple brown and smelling of damsons and chocolate.
Taking a swig you find lots of freshly brewed black coffee, tamarind and treacle tart from the malts.
They give you honey as well, and a good sticky caramel biscuit.
You also find a great big hoppy hit that’s heavy with hedgerow, zesty lemon rind, camomile tea, pithy herbal leaves, orange marmalade and zingy grapefruit.
All this and a thick and creamy coffee body that warms the sticky rum and raisin finish.