AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL15/20
S – Nose has a hint of esters and blackberries with a candy-like dark fruit smell as well. Certainly dark fruits like prunes and figs.
T – This is only 10%? Quite a big taste for that. Big faded hop profile with pronounced bitterness and sweet vanilla. More of those freaking dark fruits this time, the blackberries are hugely overwhelming almost like fresh picked with a hint of muddy / leafiness.
M – Sticky mouthfeel, reminds me much of most dessert wines with the carbonation of a belgian pale ale.
O – I enjoyed this. I think a 750ML by myself was a mistake but I pushed through and finished it. This is a nice beer and the port + scotch do pair well. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate vessel for this beer.