This, dear friends, is billed as an Espresso Martini Stout.
Having never tried Martini I can’t vouch for the description, but what I can tell you is that this is a superbly fun and boozy chocolate, coffee and vanilla delight.
Pouring an inky black with a thick cappuccino head, the aroma is rum and raisin chocolate, and taking a swig you find that the body of the beer starts in the same place.
Deep, rich, dark chocolate wrapped coffee beans, smooth vanilla ice cream, treacle tart and rum soaked plums create a body you just want to sink into, while the hops provide a little snap of herbal greenery just to brighten the corners.
As you work your way down the glass you find that the coffee, provided by the Cloud Gate Coffee Company, begins to grow, bringing red berries and a little rolling tobacco, damp redwood and just a hint of green tea, all of which is amplified by the building warmth of the Jamaican rum booze.
Super good, whatever Martini tastes like.
Source: Turning Point Brew Co.