Twisted Barrel Ale Finlandia (6%)

Brewed with Costa Rican Narajo Coffee from Quarter Horse in Birmingham, this is a fabulous Coffee Porter.
Pouring a deep purple brown with a tiny lacy head, the smell is coffee and pecan pie.
There’s a thick creamy malt body that’s full of dark bitter chocolate, doughnuts and treacle tart, some honey glazed pecans and a hint of salty peanut butter, while the hops are brittle and crunchy, all woodland leaf litter and damp green hedgerow.
And then there’s the woody and dry, rolling tobacco rich coffee grounds that are pushed along by a lovely alcohol warmth that makes for a long, soft and very sensuous finish.
And while I drink I am intrigued by the name.
Have the Twisted Barrel gang named this beer after a piece of music by one of my favourite composers?
If they haven’t then they should pretend that they have.

Source: Twisted Barrel Ale


About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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