Getting my nose wrapped round the top of the tin, and it’s all blueberry, all damn day! A sweet coulis waiting to adorn fresh stacks of waffles…..
The pour isn’t thick but there is a slight inperceptable cling and the carbonation looks to be midrange. The smell has opened up now to include a bit of cherry tartness.
Taste-wise we’re dealing with my absolute wheelhouse and something i would describe as dessert Stout. The blueberry comes into its own and reminds me somewhat of Big Blue by Stewart and Kinnegar but without the spiced aspect. This offering is smoother and sweeter by design.
Outside of a few Double IPA’s I would be content to tackle this at breakfast time. It would certainly set you up for the day (providing you’re not driving or operating heavy machinery. Actually you probably shouldn’t have this for breakfast. I’m unaware of the nutritional value but it’s probably not a good idea. Maybe on day 3 of a stag-do…..).
The flavor is sweet and slightly tart but not an effort to get through by any stretch as the stout acts as the vehicle to carry it.
A fantastic collaboration between 2 of my favorites and widely available in super-chain supermarkets across the UK.
6.9% ABV, 440 ml boi (edition #0003).