Bridge Road Brewers ‘B2 Bomber Mach 7.0’ Belgian Black IPA


26169123_795027027348111_3211243286685839091_n“Bridge Road Brewers reached the 12th year of brewing in 2017. To celebrate we have continued the tradition of brewing a new yet bigger incarnation of the B2. This year we have stepped things up to reach Mach 7.0.”

Served in a Trappist tulip. Mach 7.0 hits the glass with a jet black hue and an enormous four finger head. Excellent retention which allows a thick and blotchy lace to be dispensed down the sides of the glass.
Oh man that aroma! So rich, so roasty and so complex. Intense coffee and roasted malt characters blend gracefully with the super clean pine notes and subtle citrus and grapefruit. Layers of licorice, tobacco, charcoal, cocoa, dark chocolate and subtle smoke only just allows for those gorgeous Belgian candi sugars to sweeten the deal. Some absolutely incredible aromas here.
The flavour backs up with conviction. Big, roasty and boozy with just the slightest hint of yeasty sweetness. Nothing really dominates it’s just a symphony of immense flavour that has the taste buds dancing. We’re loving how the Belgian candi sugars develop as it warms, really bringing that sweet balance to the rich and vigorous malts. Nice and warm in the finish with excellent duration on the rear.
Dense and chewy in the mouth but becoming more oily as it settles. Medium-full body with that 10% ABV packing heat. Moderate co2.
Sensational! Every year Bridge Road say they brew a “new yet bigger incarnation of the B2” and we couldn’t agree more. Although it’s very similar to the Mach 6.0 it still offers an epic aroma and flavour profile. We don’t think there’s any better way to finish off 2017. Another year full of top notch craft. Bring on 2018 and the Mach 8.0!