Right, let’s get to it. I admit, I am rushing here, because Torchwood is coming on in an hour and I’m very late in the door following a long meeting with an old friend (over a couple Leffe 9s), so I need to be quick with this 40b40 entry.
Lovely dark colour. Appealing aroma -- though after yesterday’s fare, I can hardly fail to be impressed. Taste... hmmm... yes...
This is a very worthy dark beer. Rich malty caramels, offset by bitter hops and a high, but balanced, alcohol content of 11%. There’s nothing really distinctive here, like dried fruits or gingerbreads of some other dark beers (see Rochefort, St Bernardus or Westvleteren), but it’s also not as thin as, say, a Corsendonk pater, or a Ciney Brune.
Not bad at all.