That was damn delicious. I want another to cellar, purely to know another one lies in my future. Dark chocolate, licorice, cream and bitter molasses. Stewed dates and sticky toffee ride the alcoholic warmth. Ends with espresso and unsalted butter. Superb.
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Bit too drying - and was definitely a more grassy stem-of-the-hops flavour. Pale like honey and a drier finish, which became a bit too bitter by the last quarter of the glass. Wasn't horrible - just wasn't for me.
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Better then the South. Grassy hop rather than hoppy grass. More malty, rich flavoured brew - reflected by the red amber colour in the glass. North > South...like State Of Origin, 95% of weather and celebrity chefs...Matty Hayden > Pete 'Dickhead' Evans.
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A pleasant surprise to be honest. Bitter but not astringent dark chocolate against a full, slightly alcoholic body that was rich and warming to the palate.Earned the Hopped Up (Level 67) badge!