“Our latest release in the Beer Blender series! Black Forest Stout: Dark, regal and complex; expect ripe berries and rich dark chocolate with a noble, sweet finish. Espresso Scotch Ale: A full deck of majestic, roasted flavours with subtle notes of coffee, cacao and caramel. Each Beer Blender contains 2 x 250ml cans of beer, packaged together and designed to be enjoyed on their own or blended together for a third flavour experience!
1 – Taste Can A
2 – Taste Can B
3 – Blend together
4 – PARTY FOREVER!”
Considering the unique nature of this beer we’re going to throw away the usual review method. Just this once!
Espresso Scotch Ale: Light brown in appearance with a wispy head. It quickly forms a ring with minimal lace. Gorgeous espresso notes upfront. Big and sweet malt profile with the slightest hint of peat. Toffee, caramel, espresso and roast on the palate. Finishes kinda dry but nicely balanced by the sweet malts and coffee. Really smooth texture, chewy at times. Low-ish Co2. 6.5% ABV is well concealed.
Black Forest Stout: Glossy black with a billowing three finger head. Good retention and healthy lace. Uber sweet, reminds us of black currant roll ups. Juiced up berries and cherry, vanilla, chocolate, candy and an undertone of roast. She’s all berries and light roast on the palate with mildly bitter dark chocolate and a dry finish. More berry and cherry on the back end as well.
The Blend: Dark brown almost black. The two marry up extremely well. We get the espresso and peat then the sweet berries and chocolate. A fusion at its finest. Same deal in the mouth…meaty scotch ale with espresso mixed with berry sweetness, vanilla and chocolate. Well balanced finish with a tonne of sweet malt but the dryness cleans it up.
Overall: Wow what an awesome idea and two (or should we say three!) well executed beers. This has put Urbanaut on the map for us. Really fun and edgy stuff.