Burial Win­nower

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Fruit Ale -

ABV: 6.5% | IBUS: 37 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“This sweet and slightly tart porter is loaded with 1,200 pounds of fresh rasp­ber­ries and 300 pounds of French Broad Choco­lates’ Nicaraguan co­coa nibs to repli­cate some of our fa­vorite Bel­gian con­fec­tions. Medium bod­ied and packed with fla­vor.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A rasp­berry cho­co­late bar! Medium cho­co­late malt blends with the cho­co­late aroma. There’s a smoky roasted char­ac­ter, al­most like smoky chile pep­pers.” Fla­vor: “Su­per dry and min­eral-like with cho­co­late and rasp­berry be­neath. A mix of co­coa pow­der and chalk. The fruit char­ac­ter just barely cuts through, with a nice pleas­ant sweet­ness. There’s a spici­ness (I think I re­ally want there to be chile pep­pers in this) that could be from al­co­hol. Numer­ous wood notes of oak and hick­ory. Medium body, mostly dry fin­ish with­out be­ing aus­tere.” Over­all: “In­tense rich rasp­berry and cho­co­late, but the dry fin­ish keeps you com­ing back for more. It’s nice to see the cho­co­late char­ac­ter with­out an over-full body or sweet­ness.”

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