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David after Black Currant 6.8%, Teva Brew, Finland
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David after Black Currant
6.8% Flavoured Stout / Pastry Stout


Post author: WexiLahti
@ Teva Brew
4 years ago
David after Black Currant, Finland
The fifth, and for the time being the last, flavored stout of ours. This is interesting: a blackcurrant stout. I doubt I've ever had a stout flavored with blackcurrant, therefore, we had to brew one ourselves. The beer colors bright black with a very dark brown hint. The tame carbonation sets a light beige head with a faint purple tint. The foamy layer remains well below half a finger and dissipates hastily to a thin ring of minuscule bubbles. Blackcurrant jam features discreetly on the nose, followed by a distant roasty aroma. Blackcurrant shows a somewhat stronger aroma on the taste receptors than in the fragrance. It's moderately sour, resembling natural berry mash more than jam. A hint of blackberry lingers in the background. The palate is indeed intriguing and unconventional. The nuances grow, not very surprisingly, in intensity with the increase in temperature. The body is light. I would certainly appreciate a richer body. The beer finishes with light-sour blackcurrant mash, a suggestion of blackberry and a drop of tea infused with blackcurrant leaves. The aftertaste wants to scare the birds away from the tastebuds' blackcurrant bushes over short to medium duration. The mouthfeel is relatively light, moderately tart, natural, gardeny and juicy. It's also fairly dry and mouth-drying. Very nice. Not as abundant flavors as the raspberry licorice stout portrayed but the uniqueness and innovativeness lift this brew to the same level.