ANodyn Nubian Princess

Nubian Princess by ANodyn, Porter, 8% ABV, Unknown IBU.

This daring beer has been waiting patiently in my cellar for more than a year, and it’s now close to two years since it was brewed. In other words, it should be ready to be enjoyed!

The label of Nubian Princess is quite NSFW, but adding a cute teddy bear should do the trick.

The label of Nubian Princess is quite NSFW, but adding a cute teddy bear should do the trick.

It pours a black body with a creamy, medium brown head that is very long-lived. After a while it settles as a fully lasting layer of impressive thickness, and a good amount of foam is left on the glass.

If I should mention one thing I don't like that much about this beer, it must be that the label makes me feel old. Could someone please translate?

If I should mention one thing I don’t like that much about this beer, it must be that the label makes me feel old and out of touch. Could someone please translate?

The aroma is very strong and is laden with ridiculous amounts of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and thick and creamy cocoa. It’s almost too much of a good thing, but if you’re a sucker for chocolate, like me, the aroma is incredibly tempting. I get some darker roasted notes as well, but it’s definitely the chocolate that runs the show.

A black beauty!

A black beauty!

The very strong flavour has the same massive and delicious chocolate feel, but there are just the right amount of other elements to prevent it from becoming too one-dimensional. It’s a nice mix of both sweet milk chocolate and darker chocolate. How on earth did they manage to cram that much taste out of 14 g/L of cocoa powder? In addition to the chocolate there are other roasted notes, faint fruits and hints of vanilla. The taste is moderate sweet and the long-lasting finish is moderate bitter. The alcohol is perfectly integrated.

To top the whole experience the mouthfeel is of course fantastic. It’s thick and creamy on the palate with a fitting soft carbonation.

Conclusion: Wow. Simply wow. I’m not worthy! This is simply the best homebrew I’ve ever had, it’s an amazing beer without a single flaw. This should be made commercially available as soon as possible! Massive chocolate both in the aroma and the flavour, it looks good and it has a mouthfeel to die for. Please send me more beer!

Aroma:      8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      8/10
Palate:     5/5
Overall:    15/20
Ratebeer score: 4.0/5.0
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One comment on “ANodyn Nubian Princess

  1. Det var da voldsomt! Kjekt å se at den falt i smak. Jeg har ikke drukket den på lenge, så krysser fingrene for å finne et par flasker i kjelleren. Takk for grundige (og positive) tilbakemeldinger! Nå er det vel tomt for Anodyn i Oslo?

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