Basics: This is what we technically refer to as a ‘dick-kicker’. It’s 10.1%. Yes, the breakfast beer review has finally passed the 10% barrier. It comes in the standard 330ml bottle-probably no bad thing-and according to the label was brewed on the 15.2.11.
It was very lively and poured a very dark brown/black with a small mocha foam head. The aroma was a pungent combination of roast malt and coffee.
Taste: Powerful and complex. Initial flavours of dark chocolate, liquorice, roast malt and coffee. This develops into a strong, espresso like, bitterness that puckers on the cheek.
Finish: Long, dry-roasted coffee bitterness.
Conclusion: The powerful flavours successfully mask the high alcohol content, leading to a rich drinking experience.