Steel & Oak Brewing – Blackthorn Strong Ale

Steel & Oak Brewing – Blackthorn Strong Ale

Rating

4.1 out of 5
Appearance
3.8 out of 5
Aroma
4.2 out of 5
Taste
4 out of 5
Palate

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Belgian Strong Ale
  • Brand: Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A nice, subtle dried fruit sweetness to the flavour

  • Cons:

    Not a typically categorized beer

  • Conclusion:

    A unique beer with nice fruit tones and a dark, rich character

Steel & Oak Brewing Blackthorn Belgian Strong Ale Steel & Oak Brewing – Blackthorn Strong Ale Review

Steel & Oak Brewing has brought a tartan beer into the world under the name Blackthorn. This beer is sole din 650ml bottles and measures in at 6.8% alcohol and 35 IBU. The beer is dark amber in colour and has a finger and a half of dense, lacing head. The aroma is rich with dried fruit including raisin, cherry and prune character along with a deep sweetness and almost Dubbel like character. The flavour is unique with a toasted character up front that leads into the prune and raisin character with a bitter-sweetness on the tongue. This beer is not easily categorized but takes notes from a Belgian Dubbel, Pale Ale and perhaps an altbier with a certain undefinable character. Overall it has sweetness but isn’t sweet, is toasty but not toasted and somehow comes through as a cohesive and tasty brew. Give it a try for yourself!

Alcohol – 6.8%

IBU – 35
Size – 650ml
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