Very dark in colour, this stout from the Epic Brewing Company is an international collaborative brew between NZ and the UK that is aged in oak and not for the faint hearted.
On her first taste, Jane’s description is very apt.
"It’s like chewing on a board of smoky cedar. Ohhh, but it has chocolate at the end of it."
It has a nice chocolate aroma, a very strong smoky cedar & malt flavour with medium-long duration. For my taste buds, it’s a bit too heavy and bitter (I see it’s 6.8% alcohol, so that will be a contributing factor), but that may be more a statement of where I’m at on my stout journey.
The beer did accompany chilli remarkably well, and Jane is quite happy to drink it again.