Breakfast Beer Tasting: Iceni Men of Norfolk
Being a sucker for punishment, I decided to try yet another Iceni beer for breakfast. They can’t all be bad, can they?
The basics: It’s 500ml, bottle-conditioned and weighs in at 6.2%. It poured black and completely flat with no real sign of life. The aroma was slight; roast malt and some dark fruits.
Taste: Surprisingly thin for such a strong beer. Not much in the taste, but roast malt dominates with some dark fruit (blackberries?) and a little coffee round the edges.
Finish: Short with a little roast malt.
Conclusion: Flat and insipid. It doesn’t work as a strong Mild as there really isn’t anything to justify the strength and Mild doesn’t mean dull. One for the guy who’s always pushing in front of you at the bar.