09 Mar

Black Blessing Beer Review

Image credit to Liberty Village as my camera was not cooperating

Image credit to Liberty Village as my camera was not cooperating

Brewery: Liberty Village Brewing Co.
Style: Stout
ABV: 7.4%        IBU: 53

Last night we went out to Tallboys for a friend’s birthday and enjoyed their fantastic selection of local craft brews. It has been a long time since we headed over there and I was quite impressed with the great selection as always.

My favourite find of the evening was this delicious little gem: a chocolate stout from a brewery I have otherwise had a hard time tracking down.

BLACK BLESSING

4 and a halfcat

“With Black Blessing we wanted to make a big, rich, dark beer, with a chocolate and coffee presence that pairs well with dessert, or serves as dessert on its own.”

– Eric Emery, Brewmaster

appearance

This stout pours an opaque black with a thick tan head that dissipates relatively quickly as you drink. It leaves little lacing and the ring of head disappears entirely long before the pint is done.

aroma

Black Blessing features a big malt aroma with great mixed chocolate scents including dark, semi-sweet, and milk chocolate notes. A strong biscuit presence breaks carries a touch of vanilla through the rich chocolates.

flavour

The somewhat sweet flavour of this beer follows the aroma closely and is dominated by rich chocolate notes with plenty of biscuit providing a solid backbone. A bit of hop bite keeps the brew from becoming too rich or sweet and a touch of vanilla adds some lovely creaminess.

mouthfeel

Smooth and creamy, this stout has a great body with medium carbonation and a subtle aftertaste of chocolate and bitter biscuit.

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