“In celebration of Eden Brewery’s second year, they have released this unique brew. The “Fallen Phoenix” is based on their flagship Phoenix D Kottbusser where the traditional taste of honey, molasses,oats and wheat are joined by gourmet chocolate and over 50kg of honey comb. Think cold melted violet crumble. Made to be sipped nice and slow.”
Appearance: As black as the ace of spades! It forms a short tan head which slowly retreats to the rim with a neat wavy lace sticking to the glass as we indulge.
Aroma: Thick, rich and dark roasted malts hit the olfactory’s like a freight train. So much to unpack! Tonnes of molasses, licorice and treacle, plum jam, espresso coffee, chocolate, raw tobacco, port and subtle honeycomb on the edges. Just a flutter of warming booze tickles the nostrils.
Flavour: Complex layers of booze-fuelled roasted malts, espresso, licorice and sharp yet semi sweet molasses get things underway. A nice line of sweetness – honey like but with a hint of vanilla – passes through before it rolls in to a robust and warming finish with port, vanilla and molasses drawing out on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Dense and chewy AF! The viscosity is next level. It feels like a flat-ish co2 but with a subtle lift.
Overall: That’s an absolute pearler! We reckon there’s always that one beer that puts a brewery on the map and for Eden this is it…it’s rich, decadent and dangerous but above all else it’s well structured. Superb.