Sometimes it’s nice to have a hoppy, fruity pale, sessionable brew but there’s always a time and place, perhaps even as a night cap to turn to the dark side and go for something a little bit meatier! So we’ve put together three brews together that will really tickle your tastebuds!..
71 Brewing – Heart of Blackness 5.8% abv
These guys are Dundee’s first brewery for 50 years, 71 is on a mission to revive the lost art of brewing in Scotland’s fourth city.
Appearance: Jet black, with a brownish head that reduces slightly.
Aroma: A blast of chocolate, coffee and molasses and a fruity, red wine underlay.
Flavour: Coffee, rich powdered chocolate truffle, with a touch of molasses.
Well balanced, with a cracking combo of some fantastic flavours!
Available to purchase here!
HEPWORTH & CO BREWERS LTD – Conqueror 4.5% abv
Brewed using Sussex grown malted barley and hops, this bad boy promises lots of dark maltiness!
Appearance: Dark, with a brownish tinge and a minimal head.
Aroma: A rich, fruity chocolate underlay followed by a hint of red berries, cinnamon, coffee and a slight touch of vanilla.
Flavour: A fresh hit of coffee, followed by a subtle fruitiness and dash of spice that tingles on your tongue.
Lots of depth and flavour, a really lively brew!
Evil Twin Brewing – Even More Jesus – 12% abv
The one’s been making a fair bit of noise, so we just couldn’t miss it out!
Appearance: Dense, jet black with a thick chocolate coloured head.
Aroma: A cracking mix of chocolate, fudge and coffee.
Flavour: A cracking sweet mix of coffee followed by a touch of sweet vanilla and chocolate, polished off by a fruity, boozy finish.
Leaves a roastie reminiscence in your mouth and a burn in your belly.
So there you have it guys, there’s no excuse, you must come over to the dark side!!!
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