“Made with Ambergris from the Southern Ocean!”
“… Erm… As in Whale Spew? That’s kinda gross… Ah, well. I’m in”
The Pet Expert very kindly bought this as a gift for me “just ’cause”. Darker beers aren’t usually my thing, but in the interest of beer review journalism (ha!) and science (pfft why not?) I thought I’d give it a go, “just ’cause”.
There’s something a little bit fancy about this beer. It had a champagne bottle top (which I almost broke a window opening… and then wound up “sacrificing” some of the beer to the “floor and sink gods”). Quite a bit of fizz to start with, meaning solid foamy heads.
I reckon it had a nice molasses tone to it, a bit like flat cherry Dr Pepper. The Pet Expert reckoned there were definite notes of raisins (ew?). I found it a bit heavy though – not one to have with dinner, for fear of the dreaded beer bloat. Not sure I could spot the ambergris, but then not totally sure you’d want to haha.
Not bad, though not something I’d run out to buy a bulk order of. Choice branding though.