Sharp's Connoisseurs N0.6 Dubbel Coffee Stout

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alc./vol: 7%

Proof: 14°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Released April 2013 as the last of the Connoisseurs 2012 Vintage. Sharp’s head brewer, Stuart Howe, is apparently not a big fan of stout so set out to brew one which he and other drinkers would enjoy. The result being this bottle-conditioned stout ‘dry hopped’ with Fazenda Das Almas coffee beans.

Stuart used a yeast strain from the Trappist brewery at the Rochefort abbey in Belgium to give the stout a fruity note in addition to Centennial and Perle hops with Pale Ale malt, Cara malt, Crystal malt and roasted barley.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 22/06/2013

Appearance:

(sample Vintage 2012, best before 10-Apr-17) Clear, deep (almost opaque) brown with tan head which disappears without trace.

Aroma:

Heavy toasted malt, blackberries, treacle, burnt Christmas pudding and coffee.

Taste:

Sweet burnt caramel and burnt toast with bitter chocolaty coffee beans.

Aftertaste:

Long lingering burnt toast, mocha espresso, caramel and dried fruit.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5060031051643
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Crown cap

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Produced by: Sharp's Brewery
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