De Brabandere ‘Petrus’ Cherry Chocolate Nitro Quad

“Petrus Nitro Cherry & Chocolate is a perfect blend of our Quadrupel, using 6 different types of roasted malts and delicious cherries. The nitrogen is of great added value to the quad, giving it more body and creaminess and making it extremely drinkable. Cheers to the only Belgian Quad on nitro!”

Glassware: Trappist tulip.

Appearance: Doesn’t really offer the typical cascading froth nor the finely beaded creamy head which is unfortunate. Nice and dark though with a thumb of loosely packed head which reduced and settled to a thick overlay. Decent lace as we go.

Aroma: Certainly picking up the cherries straight away. Beautifully rich and sweet…almost sugary like Ribena and berry flavoured cordial. As it settles the chocolate, dark fruits and complex yeast profile begins to open up bringing cocoa, blood plum, rum & raisin, spice and apple pie. Turns a little medicinal after a while which is a bit of a bummer.

Flavour: Wow… literally tasters like boozy Benadryl with a delicate hint of vanilla and melted chocolate. It’s weird coz we keep coming back for more! Definitely dominated by the medicinal cherry as it finishes with a touch of yeasty spice, chocolate and candied cherry.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, creamy and aerated. Medium body. 8.5% ABV is very well hidden.

Overall: Quite a complex number. The medicinal side of it is so evident but they’ve managed to turn it in to a positive with those additions of milk chocolate and vanilla. It’s like a slightly tart Benadryl-flavoured chocolate milkshake. But it’s actually pretty good!