89 / 100
Tried on-tap at Bitter Phew during Sydney Beer Week.
Looks dark, solid and matte black. Head is a fine ring of dark mocha. Lacing is bitsy but very fine. Body is solid, carbonation is swift and powdery. 4.5
Nose is insanity. It's so much toasted coconut and vanilla. It's sweet and rich. Like macaroons dipped in milk chocolate. Cookie dough comes though, buttery and sweet, but with excellent chocolate darkness to balance it. This is insane.
Taste is sharper, but it carries those characters to a kind of sophisticated boozy conclusion. It's got creme de cacao bite, with vanilla biscuit structure behind it. There is some butteriness, but it's crisp enough to stop it from being cloying. Booze cleans it up on the back, with some bourbon bite providing a punctuation mark.
Feel is light. Honestly, I think it could be thicker, but it probably helps prevent the beer from being unapproachable.
Overall, fuck that's an amazing beer. The complexity is there, and complements its lusciousness. There's stacks to explore, but stacks to just straight up enjoy.