Alcohol And Aphorisms

Brewdog: BD/AB/01 Flapjack Stout (Scotland: Stout: 4.9% ABV)

Visual: Black, browned off white head that leaves suds.

Nose: Charring. Honey. Heather. Charcoal. Treacle. Quite roasted.

Body: Bitter chocolate. Oatmeal. Honey. Treacle. Actually, yeah kinda like flapjack in the middle. Toffee. Slight orange crème. Slight yeastiness underneath.

Finish: Honey and treacle. Flapjacks again. Quite thick sheen left on the tongue. Orange. Liquorice. Dry bitter chocolate.

Conclusion: Quite a satisfying beer this one. The honey calls to the scotch ale version of Dogma and its similar offshoots. This however is much more grounded to keep the sweetness from getting sickly.

There’s charring up front that can be to almost charcoal style, and a big bitter chocolate body that runs straight through to the finish. These are rough elements, but much needed to brace against the sweetness. Ah yes, the sweetness, seriously, mid body this thing is a honeyed flap jack. It is…

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