Durham Brewery Hell Fire (10%)

Hell Fire is Durham’s superb Imperial Stout, Temptation, with added Ghost chillies and it is superb.
You get a beer that pours an inky black with a little cappuccino head and smells of chocolate and window putty and plums, and taking a mouthful there’s a big round and chewy treacle tart, honey and brioche malt body and brittle and crunchy autumnal leaf litter hops with a twist of lemon juice on the side.
There’s also milk chocolate and rich black coffee, roasted nuts and rolling tobacco, all of which is pushed forward by the boozy warmth and the chilli heat that slowly grows, bringing a red pepper fruitiness along with a chest warming and tongue singeing heat to this fabulous beer.

Source: Durham Brewery

About Simon Williams

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