Little Ballard
Reviewed by LaitueGonflable on 26.03.18 on tap
Overall:
64 / 100
(Solid)
On tap at Preachers.

Dark cola colour; ochre head, quite dark really. Decent density, small bubbles around the edge that retain well. Very furious bead is feeding it from below; looks pretty decent.

Smells nutty and a bit dry with subtle chocolate. Caramel and mild woody character, perhaps some subtle herbal notes. Standard; nothing exciting.

Tastes quite nice. Good smooth chocolate note throughout that really doesn't waver, which is good. Slight fruity note early mid that's a bit odd, like fresh mango or something, just a whisper but feels a bit odd alongside the choc. Develops a slight bitterness late, again it's less rossty than it is almost hoppy. It's just mildly fruit-infused despite being sweet and a bit dark. Pretty nice. But a little odd.

Feels a little odd. Bit thick, but also fairly dry. Feels almost Irish on the finish.

Drinks fairly well though; not super sweet. But sweet enough. I'm a bit tainted by the fact I drank the nitro merlin the other night and it was phenomenal.
appearance: 3.75 | aroma: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.75