Monday, 20 February 2017

Swamp Head Midnight Oil Coffee Stout

A coffee first stout nevertheless! This beer doesn't mess around with "hints of coffee" or coffee flavouring - you definitely notice it right off the bat. Apparently 8lbs of coffee beans are used in the brewing process!

Initially I found the coffee flavouring a bit overwhelming, but as my palate adjusted to the flavour, I grew to enjoy it more and more! With an IBU of 40, it isn't super sweet, but not overwhelmingly bitter. Notes of chocolate are also present after.

Consensus: Initially it was a bit of an assault on the senses, but I grew to like this one. A bit more coffee than I'm used to in a coffee porter/stout. 7/10.

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