A work of art. This is a beer that is very unusual in its ability to stay perfectly within style (and be classic example of the genre), and at the same time be able to transcend the style and have a huge appeal even to those who do not especially like Stouts.
Does that make any sense? Well, what I am trying to say is that this beer is so good, I’d be very surpised if anybody disliked it, even those not especially fond of the style.
Lovely, “noisy”, bubbly, thick, viscous pour with a beautiful, small, thick head that forms quickly. Just like an ice-cream float. The head fades quickly to that lovely creamy, spotted film on top of the black/brown body.
Lots of biscuit in the aroma, some sweet malts come through too. The mouthfeel is perfect, with just the right amount of “chewiness” combined with smooth as silk, creamy Stout character.
A little smokiness in the taste, but it’s mainly sugary chocolate with some cereal edges to remove the sweetness.
Delicious – a classic.