Like mocha? Then you’ll like this.
The Flat Rock Atlantic Brown Ale is, as its name hints, a cross between UK and US brown ales. The beer is a rich mahogany colour while the nose greets you with strong aromas of cocoa and some fruity esters, courtesy of an English yeast. At first sip the beer has a certain lightness but then the malt does its work and covers your palate with a roasty coffee flavour similar to that of a mocha. Then it all fades away quite gently to leave you with a dry finish and some soft chocolate flavours.
This brown ale hasn’t been brewed specifically for serving through the hand pump but the Flat Rock team decided it was worth a go. With a pleasant soft and fluffy head, it presents rather well considering it’s being forced against its will.
Flat Rock Brew Cafe