Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ölbeat 258: Anderson's Hannibal

Brewery: Anderson's
Country: Estonia 
Style: Imperial Stout
Abv: 9,5 %
What about the beer?
Colour is black with a small beige head. Aroma has milk chocolate, coffee and vanilla - soft but devious. Taste starts with heavy roast and bitter cocoa. Bitter dark chocolate and roasted fresh espresso take over with some boozy spices in the background. Near the finish bitter cocoa liquor with vanilla flavour and roasted malts kick in. Aftertaste has dry roast, bitter dark chocolate and warm alcohol boost.

Killer Imperial Stout. Magnificently delicious dark chocolate on top, supported by espresso, vanilla and some boozy kick. It hasn't got much better than this. Déjà vu to Rain Shadow, perhaps? Seems that Anderson's gypsy brewery really knows the business.


The beer's name has a (probably imagined) reference to Hannibal Lecter. But there's no need for the classical music from Silence of the Lambs. There were couple of matching songs from the band. Finally, this track was chosen over Fear of the Dark, just because I like this more.  

Iron Maiden: Can I Play With Madness (YouTube)

From the 1988 album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, the song was written by Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson and Steve Harris.