Pours a very dark, almost opaque brown, with a small head. Some carbonation is visible in the glass. Light passing through the ale comes out a deep red-brown.
First sip: Quite a lot of malt flavours, with caramel (mostly) and a little coffee and dark chocolate. There is a small amount of hops bitterness which lingers on the back of the tongue for ages. Medium mouth-feel, with a lot of carbonation tingle.
This ale is highly drinkable and very yummy. I'm not saying that just because the brewery is just down the road from me. But the brewery is just down the road from me. Occasionally the in-house bakery makes a left-over brew malt bread, but I haven't had a chance to try it. In my head I imagine it to be yummy, like this ale. I am really enjoying the lovely warming feeling the ale leaves in my stomach even though it's 44C (111F) outside and I'm under the AC as I write. It would be a great winters-day-by-the-fire ale, but I will be drinking it at any time no matter what the weather. I will never say No to this beer.
Yes, they have an in-house bakery. And an in-house coffee shop where they roast their own beans. And they make their own pizzas. And their food is very nice.
Black Horn Dark Ale
Devil's Elbow Brewery, Dubbo
Same again, Sir? YES! Oh so very yes!
Crossposted from Dreamwidth.