Burial Beer Co Dark
What the brewers say
Inspired by Northern brewing traditions, using German barley and hopped mildly with Bohemian hops.
What our panel thought
Inviting aroma with a complex bouquet of roasted malts with hints of coffee, baker’s chocolate. Clean, crisp, yet robust flavor is full of toast and roast but finishes smooth and avoids any harsh bitterness. It’s softer than a German schwarzbier, but a not-so-distant cousin. Straightforward in concept, but supremely executed.
What our editors thought
A toasted nutty note on the nose with faint burnt caramel. A significant bitterness (part hops, part dark malt) gives it a gently rounded edge with softer caramel malt notes. Finishes dry but gently for an endearing soft landing.