Sunday, November 11, 2012
Pitch Black Boysenberry Stout - Invercargill Brewery.
It pours with a thin brown head, very dark in colour, plum wine black sums it up.
Aroma heavily features tart boysenberries and unripe plum, some roasty malt notes hiding in the mix.
Its a very velvety drink however the boysenberries come shouting through and a mouthful finishes with singing berries tartness and sweetness. There is hints of medium roast coffee. Warmer is definitely better for this beer, the flavours melt together better and the beer becomes very moreish. Hints of chocolate start to come through and the boysenberry flavour subdues. Carbonation is very light, but a slight effervescence on the tongue.
It sits at 5% alcohol and I think its pretty noticeable in the flavour profile.
Boysenberries stout is an interesting experiment, feels like a dessert matching kinda beer and is best served warmer than you think.