Continuing once again with the festive theme….This one came recommended for me by a very picky, when it comes to beer anyway, friend to try out so I have my hopes up for this one…..
Light waft of roasted malt, chocolate, milky coffee and caramel from the pour.
Extra Stout pours pitch black with a brown tan head. Sweetish dark malty intake with chocolate, caramel, coffee, dark cane sugar and cinnamon while the finish is bitter orange with light spicy hops. Coffee and chocolate linger in the aftertaste. Softly carbonated, the mouthfeel is quite smooth and oily. Despite the strength, no alcohol shines through.
Well well well, what a huge improvement on yesterdays brew. Everything seems to blend in well here and nothing is totally dominant in the flavour department. One thing that popped in my head while drinking this was it's like terry's chocolate orange ( uk confectionary, popular at xmas) in liquid form but using bitter orange. All said and done a really nice christmas stout. I have one small gripe, either I did not drink this quick enough but it was totally lifeless in the glass halfway down. I would have no problem buying/drinking this again. Summing up, definitely worth a try.
This scored a very respectable 7.5/10 on the 'picky friends are not just for christmas' Beerometer.
Alc : 7.5%
Where to buy CPH : Kihoskh, Sønder Boulevard 53, Kbh V
Web : Scullery Brew (danish only)