@lervigbeer x oud beersel black acid, blend of Lambic and stout 8.5%
I had no idea what to expect with this but put my faith in Lervig! They collaboration has come up with something quite special far removed from the juice bomb fashion.
Pours near black brown with almost no head. Aroma is sweet cherry funk with coffee and chocolate underneath. Somewhere in there is also notes of oak.
Taste is hard to describe starts with sour funk then develops in to notes of chocolate, apples, grape, cognac, cherry and some more light funk 8/10
Hatherwood Purple Panther Porter - review by Stouthead. Pairs well with endless franchise sequels: Saw, Friday 13th, Elm Street... passable, enjoyable, but pale (see what i did there..) in comparison to the stronger and better made originals. #nightmareonelmstreet
Starter/main/dessert/aperitif: probably a main course, maybe a BBQ with annoying family members.
Believability: dubious - is fizzy at first and could be mistaken for a pint of coke - 2/5
Occular: dull, minimal head, kind of a nutty colour - 2/5
Nasal: sugary coffee, hints of caramel, but too effervescent, no heft to it - 3/5
Oral: this delivers, but on a very basic level. Sweet at the start, then swiftly descends to bitterness (this could be a girl reviewing a date with me...) again, lacking heft with the fizz smothering the cocoa and coffee textures - 4/5
Brand: it's a crap label to be honest. Minimal effort. The font is designed to imply some sort of sweet velvety beer that this clearly isn't 2/5
Stout belly potential: there's a pleasant marmitey after taste that I expect from a stout. This would be a good session stout- 4/5