10 September 2017
A new beer served up in a different brewery's glass, initially judged by me as "perfectly fine," then about halfway down as "actually pretty damn good," then by the end as, "an interesting rich happy medium between a porter and a light IPA," but by that time my mind had been seduced by the liquid's chemistry and was becoming pretentious. Not half as pretentious, however, as a label that spoke of such things as "toffee malt overtones with a chocolate finish and burnt barley aftertaste and... whatever, whatever, whatever." I will have remembered some of that marketing gush imperfectly - oh, and I forgot about the oak, for Daracha means "from the oak"; but in essence it is beer, quite good beer, and worth a try (if you like beer).
Posted by Andrew MacLaren-Scott