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Tyson is a beer hound and cheese addict living in the beery metropolis paradise known as Manchester
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Friday, 20 February 2015

Breakfast Beer Tasting: Stevens Point Black Ale

TGIF and what better way to celebrate that fact than with a bottle of beer. Today it’s Steven’s Point Black Ale which describes itself thus: “Dark rich roasty and complex, Point Black Ale is hand-crafted with Pale, Munich, and Roasted Malts. Handcrafted with the finest Cluster, Saaz, and Cascade hops for a robust flavor and delicious finish.”  Sounds a decent beer but, as always, the proof is in the supping.
It’s 330ml and is in the ballpark for what I’d expect from this style at 5.2%. It poured jet-black and proved very lively resulting in a 2-finger tan head. The aroma was more muted than I was expecting or indeed hoping for. A little trace of hops but more roast and forest fruit tones than anything else. The mouthfeel was very smooth with a pleasant fizz of flavour over the tongue. Gentle but definite dark-berried forest fruit overtures underpinned by a slight dark chocolate digestive malt base. This continued into the all too brief aftertaste.

Tyson says: Maybe the Munich and Saaz give the game away. This is a perfectly pleasant, if unexceptional beer. However it disappoints as a Dark Ale and works much better if taken as a black lager. 

1 comment:

Sue said...

Been to B&M Bargains again?!