by White Pony Microbirrificio

This beer sees the offerings from White Pony return to true form, by way of a massive 14% Imperial Stout. 

First point to note – don’t drink this beer and attempt to drive any time soon.  It is a DUI in a bottle!

It really is a big beer, pouring very dark brown to black without seeming to have the viscosity you might expect from such a beast.  There is dark chocolate, heavily roasted malt, a little coffee, dried fruits like figs and raisins and enough of a Belgian yeast character to know where this beer was brewed.  

If I have one criticism of this beer, it somehow feels a little thin-bodied; which isn’t something you’d normally say about a 14% behemoth.  The flavours are really well balanced, and the big alcohol is really well disguised.

Fun Fact:  while food and beer matching has become a feature of many websites, in truly eclectic style White Pony must be the only brewery to suggest a music pairing for their beers. The suggestion for this beer is ‘In Flames’ by the Jester Race.  (Nope, me neither – but give it a go while tasting this beer!)

 

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Country
Italy
Alcohol
14.0%

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