Long since held in wide acclaim, highly regarded on ratebeer and yet its long since eluded me. Had a few folk telling me they rate it higher than a Rochefort 10. Now hold your horses there squire….
Truth is this is a stunning beer. Feels very authentic and loaded with pedigree. The aroma is dark fruits and top quality brandy.
The beers dark deep brown like a glass full of sultanas, zero head to speak of.
First taste is those dark fruits. The beer has a good body and slightly thicker mouthfeel. I kinda perceive better quality beers to have more body, or at least I’ve been disappointed in the past by a beer simply because of its mouthfeel. Which sounds very prejudicial but hey ho!
The flavours in this are juicy and bold, balanced and well pitched. Those dark fruits are indeed soaked in brandy. It’s all kinda sultanas, raisins, figs and almonds. This feels very Christmas, Santa in a glass, mine pie accompanying splendour!
Another lovely beer, #12beersofxmas going very very well!