Back in October I was lucky enough to create my own beer with the team at Turners Brewery in Ringmer, East Sussex. I opted to brew a stout, called it Sussex Silhouette, had a whale of a time and wrote a blog post all about it.
What I didn’t have at the time of writing that post was any tasting notes because the beer was sitting comfortably, happily doing it’s thing in a fermentation tank.
Not any more.
I have beer…
and I’ve tried to be unbiased, impartial and emotionally detached* in order to bring you some tasting notes:
Sussex Silhouette (5% abv)
Appearance: Dark black showing the merest hint of ruby red at the base of the glass when held to the light. A delicate, off-white head soon dissipates into thin lacing.
Aroma: Earthy, layered with smoky espresso and wisps of dark fruit
Taste: A silky-smooth mouthfeel carries transient blackberry and currant notes upfront, quickly giving way to espresso, hazelnut and a wave of smoke. Dark, bitter chocolate comes into play above dry, roasted, biscuit malt tones. The after-taste is that of coffee and dark chocolate coco-pops with a lasting bitterness, light smoke and an alcoholic edge.
Pair with: cheese, venison, chocolate or berry tart, a chilly Sussex evening by an inglenook.
For trade enquiries please contact Turners by phone: 01273 921 418 / 07710 581042, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via their website: www.turnersbrewery.com
*but not to toot my own trumpet, it is bloody lovely stuff indeed!