Appearance: Pours an impenetrable dark brown with red hues, leaving a 5mm tan head comprised a small tightly packed carbonation.
Aroma: Glorious raspberry, chocolate, hazelnut, coconut, roasted caramels, coffee, and some smoke. This is dessert beer.
Flavour: Interesting. We get initial sweet milk chocolate, and sweet but not sickly raspberry fruit on the palate. Slight citric tartness from the fruit. The nuttiness of the hazelnut glides hand in hand with a combo of roasted biscuity malt and very mild booze. We having a hard time detecting the rye as there is not a lot of grainy spice. In saying that there is a vanilla presence so this technically is a ‘spice’. The lactose sugar combines also without overpowering the overall ‘sweetness’ from all the ingredients.
Mouthfeel: carbonation is mild to moderate. Alcohol volume is 6% and it sits nicely..like you have added a touch of booze to your raspberry desert tart. Length is decent and it leaves a silky sweet yet subdued tart film on your tongue. Body is only mild to moderate.
Overall: Really enjoyable porter. We love the addition of the raspberry. A tasty desert porter that you could easily consume after dinner.