Thick and creamy, soft round and sexy, this is a superb Imperial Stout.
It pours into my glass like a slinky black hole, sucking in all the light as its fuzzy cappuccino had adds a soft halo and coffee, treacly and putty wafts up into your nose.
There’s a rather fruity malt body at work here, with fig rolls, plum pudding, brandy snaps and woody black coffee creating a superb backbone that’s flecked with cacao powder and highlighted by the fresh snap of pithy hazel twigs, loamy peat, chestnuts and marmalade from the hops.
All of this is pushed along by a great big boozy warmth that leads you into the sticky tar pit of a finish that makes this one of the best Stouts I’ve had for some time.
Source: Ales By Mail