Dismal nickel-hazed medium body drowns skunk-soured grapefruit rind, orange peel, pineapple rot and green apple bittering in musky hop astringency ’til its nasty phenolic alkaline aftertaste comes forth.
Likable port-aged stout welcomes moderate anise-spiced dark chocolate syruping. Mild port wining gains subtle brandy and burgundy tones. Mellow mocha malting turns sour as fermented grape esters gobble up tertiary vanilla-coffee-cocoa conflux.
Murkily earthen Fuggle-hopped musk relegates bittersweet dark-roast chocolate malting, chalky cocoa dryness and wary walnut sear of mild Brit porter.