Dark chocolate, marshmallow and subtle raspberry aromas are carried by a forward boozy presence. Things get interesting on the tongue, as coconut and vanilla come in to play through the creamy mouthfeel with more milk and spiced dark chocolate, roasted malt and subtle woody notes – it’s definitely not dripping in stave action, but there are very intriguing hop derived elements. Based on Inquest 2019’s expression, I doubt this will be the last drinkers see of HBC 472.
One of the first breweries to open on Western Australia’s wild coastline, the Colonial Brewing Co tapped its first keg in 2004. It was the first step in an incredible journey, and guided by some of Australia’s most talented and passionate brewers.
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Live on the East Coast and can’t get over to WA to experience Colonial’s Brewery? Don’t fear! They also have a secondary brewery in Port Melbourne, VIC!