From the moment you see the chocolate coloured head, you know it is going to pack a punch. Boom straight in the chops with a right hook, followed up by a sneaky uppercut of spice. This beer is a knock out.
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Tastes burnt. Dark chocolate but sickly sweet. Mulling spices up front, imbalanced & no integration whatsoever with the chocolate. Subtlety with the spices might have led to a decent beer but this is pretty foul and the big ABV only amplifies the faults.Earned the Untappd at Home (Level 22) badge! Earned the Verified Adventure (Level 26) badge!
Much more savoury than I was expecting; strong umami aroma. The spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove) gradually come through on the palate, developing nicely alongside the dark, roasty cocoa note. Would have liked more apricot though.Earned the 2X (Level 14) badge!