The beer acquires its dark burgundy colour and yellow-fawn head from three different roasted malts, although there are also rice and maize in the mash. A lightly malty-roasty aroma has hints of spice and sharpish fruit, and there’s a luscious but dry and roasty palate with blackcurrant and coffee notes. A milky coffee swallow sets up a drying roasty and slightly astringent finish with chocolate, burry hops and burned flavours over soft malt. Overall this is a beautifully balanced example of how to set off intense roast flavours with rich and tasty malts.
24 Btls x 334 ML