“A tasty dark beer brewed with locally grown and roasted wattleseed. This dark ale is unique in its flavour and design. Roasted malts provide chocolate and spice, while the wattleseed provides toffee, hazelnut and coffee flavours.”
Glassware: English pint.
Appearance: Brown with deep ruby red and almost purple-ish highlights. It forms a short tan head which collapses quickly. Spotty lace is dragged down the glass as we imbibe.
Aroma: Lovely roasted characters hitting the olfactory’s initially. Coffee being the strongest with roasted pine nuts, 100% dark chocolate, ash and burnt toast backing up. The wattleseed is quite noticeable with its earthy dry spiciness and its almost Weet Bix and Milk Arrowroot-like accents. Nice caramel sweetness as well. Quite the surprise package!
Flavour: Excellent transition on to the palate but with a bit less sweetness and even further pronunciation on the roasty/toasty vibes. Lots of coffee, lots of roasted nuts and dark chocolate followed by very subtle hints of wattleseed. It all shifts in to a dry, toasty and slightly smoky-savoury finish with incredible length.
Mouthfeel: Full and creamy but with a district aerated texture. Only 4.7% ABV which is crazy considering the amount of body. Mild-moderate Co2.
Overall: They’ve done a magnificent job here…packed a lot of body and flavour in while keeping that ABV below 5%. It’s almost sessional! Take a bow Woolshed.