“This mahogany coloured beer has a caramel malt bouquet accompanied by the light aroma of hops. The caramel malt taste sails wonderfully into the mouth alongside a fruity taste brought about by a trio of hops.”
Glassware: English Pint.
Appearance: Pours a lovely copper to deep amber with a short off white cap. It gradually breaks up and settles at the rim. Reasonable lace chasing it down.
Aroma: A heavenly mix of sweet caramel, buttered bread and toffee meets the olfactory’s. Really earthy hop profile with hints of marmalade and sweet orange citrus. Lots of biscuity sweetness beginning to opening up along with subtle touches of black tea, dried apricot and honey. Absolutely on point!
Flavour: Similar to the nose but with a slightly more pronounced hop bitterness. Caramels, buttery toast, toffee and honey are balanced by slightly bitter orange peel and marmalade. It hits a nice toasty note midway and continues in to a dry finish full of mild roast , toffee and earthy/spicy hops.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, kinda creamy with moderate bitterness kicking in post swallow. Medium body and Co2. 5.2% ABV is well placed.
Overall: DDC is one of the first craft breweries we ever fell in love with (going back some years now!). Their consistency and quality is their best trait. Just take this ESB as a prime example…they brew one better than the Poms! World class.