Who could go past a beer that so blatantly references Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy. Not me obviously, I'm a sucker for sci fi and this label demanded purchase.
It pours a beautiful deep reddish brown with a light brown head that goes on to lace the glass as the beer goes down.
A nice hoppy and toasted grain aroma greets the drinker. That is to say it greets me, it doesn't slap or shout or hide demurely. Its just a friendly hello from beer. I can also detect a ruddy sweet aroma, I think it might be the alcohol.
First sip is hoppy and bitter, sweetness is minimal but mouthfeel is gorgeous, smooth and creamy. Hints of raisins and coffee on the finish and the lingering hoppy bitterness is very enjoyable. I think the high alcohol content (7.5%) is contributing to the perceived raisin flavour.
Its a slow sipper, definitely not a quaffer and probably quite nice after a meal with a cheese plate.