Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Black Cat Stout ~ Northampton Brewery

Appearance: dark and smoky, burnt. Khaki head stays along with a solid thick collar of equally khaki foam.

Nose: roasted and burnt black root. Raisins and prunes meet the flame for a touch of smoke and a touch of char. Burnt brittle woods. Chocolate graham crackers and Oreo cookies, hold the cream.

Palate: equally toasted, roasted, and burnt without being acrid. Lovely burnt bitterness of charred woods and chocolate. Dates and raisins are meaty, dense, and slightly charred. Medium to medium-light weight.

Final Thoughts: a fully quaffable Irish-style stout the likes of which any Irishman would be happy to quaff. Crazy as it sounds…or maybe not so crazy…Black Cat Stout would make an excellent summer brew. 

(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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