Ampersand Brew Co. Hypothesis (8%)

Amperand’s Imperial Stout has the aroma of a Belgian Trappist Double, all apple cores and bread dough and aniseed, and the beer looks like that way as it sits in my glass a deep purple brown with a great big cappuccino head.
The malting, and this beer is all about its malting, is all treacle tart and macaroons, rich coconut and thick chocolate with a splash of coffee on the side, while the yeast raises its head with a slap of round earthy saltiness before the hops barge in with brittle red leaf litter, walnuts and conkers, pithy bracken and a dab of orange marmalade that makes for a sticky 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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