“This Imperial Stout is rich, bold and velvety. It showcases layers of flavours and complexity that are a delight on the senses. Join us in this seductive dance of darkness.”
Appearance: Pitch black with two fingers of sturdy tan head perched on top. Good retention and healthy lace being strewn down the glass as we imbibe.
Aroma: First couple of swirls and sniffs aren’t yielding a great deal. We’ve really gotta dig our noses in deep to uncover the delicate roasty malts, cocoa powder, sugary coffee, marshmallow and dark fruits i.e glazes cherry, dates and fig. To be honest it’s way too reserved for the style and what aromas it is producing are pretty subdued. Hoping they’ve left it all to the palate.
Flavour: The upside is there’s more happening here. It’s got a lot more depth and richness to the malts and it’s acting more like an Impy Stout which is a relief. It comes on with a semi rich roast with sugar-sweetened coffee, vanilla and chocolate powder backing up. A gentle bitterness alongside some warmth from the booze dries out the mid palate and rolls into a dry finish with hints of ash and burnt coffee on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Reasonably dense and creamy with an overall dryness. Low-ish Co2, medium-full body. The 10% ABV is pretty well behaved for its size.
Overall: Our first entry for Fury & Son and although we weren’t too impressed they’ve essentially left the door open so we can get a better feel of what they’re about. Until then…