Torrside decided to mix a Saison yeast with a big chewy malt bill, and what they’ve created feels very like a high volume Dubbel.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Pouring a rich mahogany brown, the beer smells of chocolate coated liquorice and Woodbines, tobacco and paper and struck matches.
The malting is heavy with tamarind and toffee, honey, treacle and walnut bread, and there’s a crisp and crunchy, pithy dry conker and bracken, green tea and sherbet lemon hop hit, while the Saison yeast adds a dirty earthy meatiness to the drawn out Liquorice Allsort finish.
Source: Imperial Beer Club