Dry roasted coffee sourness entangles chocolate milkshake sweetness contrasting mildly bitter cocoa-powdered prune-fig conflux and faded pecan-chestnut roast of interesting mahogany-hued Canadian Schwarzbier. Moderate caramel creaminess tantalizes smoked hickory recess and cola nut egress.
Elegant cocoa-buttered butterscotch succulence caresses delicately carbonated dry-hopped honeyed malt foundation. Hints of almond, grape, and dried prune come and go. Clumped clusters of sour yeast add velvety sinew. Tangy fruitiness illuminates backend of full-bodied Frenchie.
Pour slowly fluffy-headed rust-hued corked brew to ease overwhelming billowy foam. Sweet honey-malted butterscotch-candied creaminess transverses lively spiced hops for mellow flow. Tiny yeast sediment at bottom warms light-hearted barleywine effervescence. As difficult to define as it is to find proper name on graffiti-packed label.
Boozy nickel-hazed X-mas ale brewed in medieval Irchonwelz castle retains spotted yeast sediment, creamy caramel malt viscosity, and spicy herbal tinge. Dank Belgian yeast mustiness soaks up bruised orange frontage, wintry allspice-cinnamon-clove seasoning, faint vanilla variance, and teensy fennel dividend as heady alcohol warmth rises.
Brewed in medieval castle, copper-glowed amber with puffy pearl head and unassuming 9% alcohol volume retains subtle bruised orange, pink grapefruit, and ripe melon brightness above honey-soaked butterscotch chasm. Lively spiced hop bite reinforces oncoming floral bitterness and tropical pineapple-mango stint countering melodious caramel candy backdrop.
Sparkly light-bodied magenta-hued black currant-centered ale aged in medieval castle (Kasteel Brewery) comes across shyly dry and bitterly fruited. Fizzy soda flow enlivens raspy raspberry-boysenberry-elderberry tang, but citric nuance stays distant and faint dry cherry finish hinges on astringency.
Though Canada hasn’t yet fully refined the art of crafting world class dark beers, this contender counters crisp-watered barley hops with heavy 6.1% alcohol percentage. Teasing orange peel-spiced bittering brings casual Red Ale twist. But tardy chocolate affluence needs to be brought up-front for better distinction.