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!
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.
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.
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