12 March 2022

Fierce Café Racer Beer (Sainsbury) By @SpectreUK

Fierce Café Racer Beer

Dun, dun, dun, da da laaa! Nope I don't have shark for dinner tonight, but I have a can of beer with a shark on the front. I do have rib-eye steak and chips tonight, which is one of my favourite meals. Cinabar and her mom have also slaved in the kitchen this afternoon to make me my favourite pudding, which is apple crumble and custard. So I'm sure you can understand that I'm really looking forward to my dinner tonight. What better than to go with a steak and chips than a Coffee & Vanilla Porter?

This Café Racer was produced by the Fierce Brewery, possibly hence the shark? At 6.5% in volume it's described on the back of the 440ml can as "pitch black with espresso on the nose, has a rich velvety mouthfeel and a long smooth vanilla finish." Sumatran Espresso coffee and Madagascan Vanilla were used in the brewing. I'm expecting some strong flavours here, and perhaps a bitter bite of hops and hopefully not from the shark on the can.

On opening there was a strong aroma of coffee and a little roasted chocolate malt. Gosh, they weren't kidding when they mentioned this Café Racer is pitch black. This Porter is smoother than I expected on first taste, packed full with coffee flavour, followed by a light roasted chocolate malt and then yet smoothed out further with creamy sweet vanilla. Gorgeous. Perfect with my steak meal. Next up, apple crumble and custard.

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