Just like you, but different
Dynamo Merlot 2018, always always worth are the drink the beers from 8 Wired, which beers do not last long in stores, snapped up quickly, particularly the more exotic and fancy ones.
A big, sticky beast
Dynamo Merlo is a 500ml bottle of a beer that is 11% ABV, which is about that 330 calories a serve size, thats about 4.3 standard drinks in NZ.
A big, sticky beast of a stout.
So, What could possibly go wrong?
All Gospel/Soul music would explain why that’s at the back of the stack, but it’s not all bad and it is mellow enough to be a nice background.
A lovely hiss as it open and an opulent rich aroma follows, fancifully I’m recognising the Merlot part.
The pour is really a muddy brown looking thing, it’s not glossy black like you get with some stouts, and although you know it is carbonated well enough and it ends up brown/black in the glass with a decent mocha coloured head the pour looked flat and dull.
In the glass the aroma fills out with that Wine and the woodiness from the barrel. The wine note is particularly nice.
Well the taste, That first sip. You get the prickle of carbonation. You get a wave of fruitiness, then you get a punch of stout notes then you get a flash fire of warmth at the back which then just sits there at the back, warming.
I’m going to have to do that again, because I wasn’t ready for at least 3 of those things.
And this time you get that prickle, that lovely rich merlot, then a sour stout addition and again that fire. It’s absolutely the ducks nuts.
Letting this down then is only that indolent pour, because after that it’s all on. It’s odd that you can drink many a great beer then you stumble over two in a row that just are so worthy. This is the second day where I’ve had brilliance in a beer, and that’s alright by me.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 10 of its things from the thing. It doesn’t pour like a beer that ends well, brown muddy and uninterested, then it kicks into gear with a whole barrage of things, from that initial carbonation prickle, the wall of merlot fruitless the smash of sour and stout fullness and a fireball of warmth that sits at the finish.
The double dip review
With a Genre that spans Gospel / Soul / Blues there’s possibly something for everyone
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