Steam Machine Brewing Co

Treacle Toffee Stout (10% ABV, can)
Very dark, almost jet black, this wis very lively out of the can with a thick, foaming, deep beige head. Treacle toffee, indeed, on the nose, that rich sweetness from my childhood, when my grandmother would carry that confectionery in her handbag. There’s a little hint of damson, too, and a leathery note. The body’s pretty good, as you’d expect at 10%, and there’s almost a viscosity to it. The palate veers more towards molasses rather than toffee, and there is a bitter fruity edge that just stops it being too rampagingly sweet. Some bitter chocolate comes through too, a hint of espresso. I’m retiring to the sofa with this and a good book… (17-08-2017)