This collaboration with Thornbridge is a fine example of a Doppelbock, pouring a deep mahogany brown with a foaming cappuccino head, the aroma is brown bread dough and black cherries.
Like a good Doppelbock, this is a beer all about its malts, the hops bringing a light aside of crunchy autumnal leaves and nettle tea.
So, let’s get into this malty beast.
You’ll find black coffee and treacle tart, honey on buttery burned toast, a hint of salty Marmite and acres of deep dark chocolate.
It’s a beer to wallow into, a beer to savour and enjoy, and that’s just what I’m going to do with it.