Today I learnt that I cant count. I should have two bottles left after this one but I have three. Luckily two of them are christmassy ones so I can pretend that I planned to do two bottles for christmas day all along.
Now then, here we have Just another IPA from Kees brewery standing at 6.5%. Now the aroma in this one might have a hop that I dont recognise, I like it though. Theres also notes of roasted apples, yeast and a bitter nut. Taste is hoppy bitter thats just on the right level, honey, bread and quite malty. A very medium body, enough carbonation and leaves you with a bitter taste. Nice.
This afternoon here we have Special extra export stout from De dolle brewery standing at 9%. This is earlier than normal today as I’m going back up north for christmas later on. So I kinda had this with a late breakfast with waffles. The aroma is alcohol, coffee, dark chocolate and raisins. When pouring it was very lively and frothy, but it mellowed out quickly and the head just disappeared. Thankfully the carbonation is present but not intrusive. The taste is actually red wine like, with chocolate, coffee, dark sugar, alcoholic strength, dark fruits, begins spicy then becomes bitter. Aftertaste carries on the bitterness but doesn’t go to overboard, I wouldn’t say this is smooth or clingy either. Pleasantly complex and balanced. Plus I’m interested in the refermented bit.