The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Northern Monk's Dark & Wild City 2019 // Chocolate Brownie Sundae Stout
November 12, 2019
Northern Monk - Dark & Wild City 2019 // Chocolate Brownie Sundae Stout
Day shot past really, lots of little tasks that kept cropping up. Did manage a little stroll in the evening chill which definitely woke me up though.
James put forward this beer tonight which is another step on my journey of never liking the 'classic' stout, so interested to see what this one has in store. It's a collab that also adds @wanderbeyondbrewing and Old Chimneys Brewery joint expertise into the mix. So, the can is jet black with white highlights showing off the @darkwildcity festival logo and an energetic, lightening touched hop!
To be honest, a shit can opening, but my saviour came in the rich malty smells that were produced with the immediate picture of chocolate soaked sponge fingers coming into my thoughts. The first swig doubled down on that with a lovely tiramisu/brownie coating of the mouth, and quite frankly a liquefied malt-chocolate dessert! Each swig after was more of the same warming taste delivered on that feint stout alcohol background that didn't impose at all. Brilliantly balanced, and coming from a non-stout fan, just an incredible piece of brewing...make any journey it takes to grab this beer... Happy Thursday and cheers everyone!