Heaps Normal Coffee Run Stout 9/10

Heaps Normal Coffee Run Stout 9/10





Who doesn’t love a stout?!! Well, lots of people actually LOL. The intense flavour profile of a stout may be a bit much for the more light and easy beer drinkers out there, but I’ve been on the dark beers since back in my uni days ($6 jugs of Monteiths Black thank you very much Shadz) and enjoy the full, bitter taste experience.

Heaps Normal’s Coffee Run Stout is a limited edition release and it’s an interesting collaboration with Newcastle-based roasters Floozy Coffee. This contains their cold brew arabica coffee, so I won’t be downing multiple cans of an afternoon for fear of caffeine-induced insomnia (delicate petal that I am) but it does bring a level of intensity that I am excited about!

In the glass, this pours a deep, opaque chocolatey brown with a decent head. On the nose, mmmm heavenly. Coffee notes and a rich full stout aroma. To taste, there is quite a lot going on. You get a nice bitter punch from the coffee, there’s a bit of tartness and acidity there and some caramel in the finish. I’d say it is a little thinner than what I was hoping for, but honestly I find that to be the case pretty consistently with non alcoholic stouts. I think that body that we are looking for must come from the booze.

Overall I think this is a tasty drop, to be enjoyed beside the fire with some shellfish or smoked meat.

Rating: 9/10

Buy Again?: Yes

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Cals per 100ml  22 cal
Carbs per 100ml 5 g
Sugar per 100ml0 1.4 g
Country of Origin Australia
Price $50.99 (12 Pack)


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