7 Mile ‘Quarter to Seven’ Coffee Stout

Rating:

“An intense coffee stout brewed in collaboration with our friends at Old Quarter Coffee Merchants. This beer is made with direct trade Sumatra Gayo beans, offering a rich and slightly fruity note.”

Glassware: Snifter.

Appearance: Dense black with a short tan head which gradually peels off. It forms a halo which works a lovely cascading lace down the glass.

Aroma: Pow! The coffee hits the olfactories immediately. It provides more of a raw Kopi Luwak kind of quality which displays nutty, chocolate and slightly bitter notes. Behind the coffee is a steadfast fusion of burnt wood, dark chocolate, dark fruits, raw cacao, mild licorice and a rich and intense toffee/caramel accent. Jeez, talk about kicking off in style!

Flavour: Once again the intensity of the coffee is front and centre – really honing in on this raw and nutty complexity which is heavenly. It’s backed up by a subtle hint of vanilla, milk chocolate, dark fruits, woody notes and this overarching earthy dryness…which is most likely from the hops. The finish is roasty, coffee-laden and a tad fruity.

Mouthfeel: Loving the viscosity…it’s hefty and muscly with low-ish Co2. Fairly inoffensive too which is a credit to them. 6.7% ABV is well tempered.

Overall: Let us just say this is a very promising start to this brewery. Laying down roots in far north NSW not far from good ol’ Byron Bay. Look out Stone & Wood some healthy competition has arrived! Potentially¬†?