Well I bottled this Experimental beer last Tuesday, so 6 days ago. Yesterday I tried the quick Dark Cerveza and to my surprise it turned out to be an absolutely excellent beer. Today was the turn of the Dark BitterBock. Both of these beers should be even better in another couple of weeks.
Firstly lets start with the colour, take a look at that image. It looks like any Porter or Stout. In fact it is a very dark Ruby colour, you can just begin to see that at the bottom around the edges and some light helps. The head was small and lasted only moments but I am little concerned with a head on beer.
The aroma is malty and caramel, floral hops and something I can not put my finger on.
In the mouth, we have a mouthfeel very similar to yesterdays and that is probably because I used about the same method and measurements for priming.
Taste-wise, this is almost like a Hoppy Porter and in fact even though I have only had one bottle of Fullers London Porter, that is what comes to mind when drinking this. Wishful thinking perhaps on my part as that is a wonderful beer. If I remember correctly, that had a lot of roast coffee and chocolate and mine has less of that and more hops.
I have to say, even though I brewed this myself and am obviously biased in my opinion by that fact, I would stand over this next comment. I would quite happily have this at a pub or buy it in an off license. I will stand over that statement to my grave.
This pint did not last very long, I am finished it already though in fairness I opened it 5 minutes before I started the blog while I sat down at my home-bar with a pork chop for lunch. I am quite impressed with myself at the moment and these were just modified kits. Just think what is possible when I go full extract brewing if my delivery ever decides to show up.
One last thing, I certainly contaminated my FG reading by taking it after I added the priming solution as there is no way this beer is 2.3%. I can already feel the beginning of a buzz. That is enough beer for today as I need to drive at about 6 to 7 (depending on when she gets train) to pick my wife up from the train station.