Something a little different to the beers we’ve had from Kaapse previously. They call this beer their Breakfast Stout.
We can also call it an Oatmeal Stout, given that roasted oats are one of the five different malts used in making this beer, and only the slightest coffee hint.
Which is not a bad thing at all. The beer has a smooth and luxurious mouthfeel, rich with chocolate and caramel malts. Dark fruits like raisins and plums combine with cocoa and a hint of licorice to add to the flavour profile.
The beer dries out, with a low to medium bitterness on the finish. If I have a criticism it would be that the flavour doesn’t seem to last in the mouth, but disappears a bit quickly. But it isn’t the biggest beer, so maybe I’m being too critical.
The beer is named after a Dutch television personality who presents a popular breakfast television program. You can of course still choose to drink your imperial stout for breakfast, but maybe that wasn’t the intention behind labelling this beer as a breakfast stout!