This was another test batch of beer I recevied and had to save for the perfect occasion. I wasn’t told much about the beer except that it was a 9% fortified stout. It was brewed up to 8% and then extra alcohol was added to give it that extra little kick up to its heavy 9%. There were only about 250 bottles of this made, and it was so nice to be able to get a hold of a few of these, especially as it was from a major Swedish brewery.
It was deep black in colour with a chestnut colour head. I didn’t get to sample much but it had a good hit of burnt coffee beans to it. The taste wasn’t as strong as I expected, but that was quite nice in a way. There was something quite refreshing about trying a stout that wasnt stuffed filled with doughnuts or cinnamon or vanilla mocha choco latte crisp meringue. It was smoothe, easy to drink and enjoyable. It was quite plain, but it wasn’t bad for a test batch at all.