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.
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)|