Appearance: Dense black with a finger of dark tan head. It gradually peels off to a collar with patchy lace work down the glass.
Aroma: To he honest we’d never heard of Tonka beans or scotch bonnet chilli’s before. Once a bit of research was done the aromas made a lot more sense! Wafts of juicy cherry, nutty malts, prune/raisin, molasses, spice, vanilla, peppers and cacao nibs are in absolute abundance. It hides the 11% AbV ridiculously well also.
Flavour: We can really taste the chilli…she’s much more prominent as opposed to the aroma. It’s short lived though as she rolls in to a dry and woody middle with those sweet dark fruits in the back seat. Just a pinch of cherry and spice leading in to a long, dry and warm finish.
Mouthfeel: Oily/slick texture, rather warming and dry once the peppers kick in. Medium-full body.
Overall: This is our first crack at this breweries range. Although we’re not blown away it was quite a fun stout…not to mention the fact that we now know what Tonka beans and scotch chilli’s are!