“Take these seeds and put them in your pockets so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here,” is the sentence said by the Ukrainian old lady to the soldier of the aggressor country, which has become one of the symbols of resistance. This Ukraine-inspired stout is brewed with roasted sunflower seeds. The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine.
The beer is black in color, with a lighter brown thick foam that lasts a long time.
The first aroma is toasty and coffeey. In the background, slightly sweeter nutty and chocolate notes.
Sunflower seeds are immediately noticeable at first taste. The nuttiness, oiliness and saltiness of the seeds balance the roasted flavors. The middle taste is rather creamy, nutty, chocolatey. In the aftertaste, the salt comes out slightly again.
This porter is such a universal companion to meat dishes, but it is also perfect for simply enjoying on a dark autumn evening. It is recommended to serve at least 8C from a stemmed beer glass, why not also from a wine glass.
Bright red temptation, dark desires, and a dash of sane mind controlling it all.
The bitter temptation of dark chocolate is mixed with the passion of the bright red raspberry.
Experience: The light brown head is filling the glass, and thick foam will stay as warm carpet covering deep black nectar in the glass. The aroma will start strong as chocolate malt but after hesitation gives way to raspberries and dewberries.
The sip is silky and carries on the promise from the aroma - yes, it’s raspberries all over the place. But it’s not your grandma’s sweet raspberry jam, oh no. There is a full-scale war going on between roasted malts and raspberries. As soon as it feels like berries are making an advance, roasty and chocolatey will counterattack. In the midst of all this confusion, some sour notes will use the opportunity, and it’s not even clear are they from the roasty or berry front.
In the end, hops will arrive with armored medevac vehicle, load all that’s left, and drive south. From the high hill, you can see them slowly driving away on the long winding roads.
Black as night, smooth as silk. Tempting like black silk in the night.
Experience: Black beer and light brown foam. Morning coffee in the aroma. First one, with the generous spoonful of sugar and fresh cream. The excitement of the new day. Exotic fruits. Fleeing and unframable fragrance of forest flowers.
Smooth and silky sip will mix five different wheat malts. Coffee? You bet? Biscuits? Certainly. Coffee biscuits! With a sip of hot cocoa brewed with full milk. Lovely. At the end of the sip, wheat will show it’s sour side.
In the aftertaste, there are roasted hazelnuts what are slowly getting mixed with hop bitterness.