This beer has its genesis in Black Oktober, amped to the max with brandy-soaked coffee beans to create a dark and brooding beast of an Imperial Stout.
Look: Pitch black, with no head to speak of.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, liquorice and espresso.
Taste: The sweet intensity of coffee and chocolate is brought to a crescendo with the subtle notes of brandy, sat against a backbone of smooth roasted malt.
Verdict: Full-on, no-holds barred Imperial Stout that lovers of the style won’t fail to appreciate.