3 Ravens ‘salted caramel’ Milkshake IPA


imageGlassware: Poured into a shaker glass.

Appearance: We see an almost impenetrable amber/burnt red body with an off white/beige 10mm head that fades fairly quickly. Minute carbonation seen at the rim.

Aroma: Sweet butterscotch caramel dominates the nose like we having a desert beer. There are background citrus hops, a salty or briny twang and vanilla. Really quite moreish actually.

Flavour: Wow…first hit is of sweet grains, salt, and caramel sugars. The salted caramel flavour is absolutely bang on. We lose the butterscotch lolly and it’s replaced by more a toffee flavour. The hops are blended really well into the caramels, alongside more vanilla and a creamy lactose.

Mouthfeel: the bitterness is nice and low here so it gives it that desert like status. Sitting at 6% alc vol you really have no detectable booze burn at all. So well balanced on the palate with that sweet yet salty combination. We must admit you would not want it much sweeter. Body is mild to moderate with a moreish sugary, salty end feel. It’s velevety and creamy from the lactose, oats and protein rich grains ubiquitous with NEIPAs. Leaves a stickiness on the lips after each gulp.

Overall: When we think of this beer we think of Bacchus’ Peanut Brittle..so pungent on the nose with exactly what the beer advertises… ‘Salted Caramel’. It’s a tasty drop indeed. We unsure if you could have more than 1 though. It would get a touch too sweet. Definitely we would buy again. Brilliant brewing.