Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ölbeat 153: Mufloni Cascade Black Ale

Brewery: Beer Hunter's
Country: Finland
Style: India Black Ale
Abv: 6 %

What about the beer?
Colour is black with a small tan head. Aroma has grapefruit, orange and mild roast. Taste starts with roasted malts and dry bitterness. Bitter grapefruit with roast takes over - a tiny bit of salty liquorice and some malts in the background. Towards the end herbal piny bitter flavour comes in. When the brew warms up a bit the roast comes out a little stronger. Aftertaste has piny dryness and roasted fruity bitterness.

Excellent India Black Ale. The elements of a fine IPA are present: bitter grapefruit and dry pine with a malty base to build the hop flavours on. Delicate roast gives the "black" touch. The Pori masterbrewer has done it again.


So I went back to where it started with the artist. And the colour theme of the song. Well, the brew is black, too, so stop whining. Grunge born near the Cascades in the state of Oregon like Cascade hops once was. I don't know where the hop trends go but Soundgarden stays in my earphones.

Soundgarden: Black Rain (YouTube)

From the 2010 album Telephantasm, the song was written by Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd and Kim Thayil.