Schwarze 90 Imperial Stout – ABV 11.9%

This bottom-fermented imperial stout isn’t billed as a dessert beer but it could be, with its gorgeous creamy chocolate mouthfeel and rich syrupy booziness.

Look: Very dark brown, hazy, with a small beige head and low carbonation.

Aroma: Malt, syrupy sugar and molasses, some coffee and cocoa. 

Taste: Super-sweet with chocolate dominance and a creamy velvety mouthfeel. Caramel, toffee and liquorice with some hints of dried fruit towards a crisp, bitter finish.

Verdict: Black (schwarze) velvet in a bottle.