Ocean Reach Czech 1, 2 & Midnight Dancing Panther

Style
Dark Lager & Stout
ABV
5.5% & 7.3%

The temperature's dropped, the days are shorter and Ocean Reach are certainly ready with two dark drops. Czech Czech 1,2 is a dark lager with a lot of flavour packed into quite a crisp, lean and dry package with the beer's roasted and rich tones all quickly disappearing once each sip is gone. But a fine finish doesn't mean you're missing any flavour with the aroma one of spice, aniseed and coffee that carry through on the palate and are joined by dark chocolate and a hefty dose of rich roast.

When it comes to roast, Midnight Dancing Pather certainly has that dialled all the way up with the stout filled with sweet layers of milk chocolate and loads of rich dark fruit. At 7.3 percent ABV, there's a substial thickness at play and as it warms, further fruit comes out that are akin to the dark plum characters that escape from fresh coffee beans.

Will Ziebell

Published May 9, 2024

Name
Ocean Reach Brewing
Address

47 Thompson Avenue
Cowes
VIC 3922

Phone
(03) 5952 5274
Open Hours

Wed to Fri: 4pm to 9pm
Saturday: 11.45pm to 9pm
Sunday 11.45 pm to 4pm

WA Beer & Brewing Conference 2024 2
Indies 2024 B

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