Now this is something else.
Everything here is absolutely right, from the way the beer pours, inky black with a thick and creamy cappuccino head and a smell thick with dandelions and aniseed, to the way it feels when you take a swig.
This is a hefty beer, a thick, creamy, chewy beer.
There’s masses of dark chocolate, molasses, honey and coffee, along with lots of freshly baked short rust pasty from the malts, and a great big hit of green herbal garden leaves from the hops.
And then, bolstered by the whisky alcohol heat that builds through the beer, the orange zest sparkles and the fennel creates the most delightfully spicy liquorice rich earthy flavours that make the beer feel round and sexy and inviting.