Coffee and stout work perfectly together, this much we know. What didn’t work so good was the Titanic. Luckily, this cappuccino stout from Titanic Brewery is much more successful than its namesake.
Combining the talents of the brewer and the barista, cappuccino stout takes it’s base from Titanic’s original dry stout with creamy and smooth cappuccino.
This would be a perfect finisher beer for the end of the night: it’s not heavy and dense, but it’s got enough body to see you home to a sound snooze.
The bottle pop releases quite a sweet aroma with some roasted nuttiness to it, with little sense of the coffee that lurks inside being present in the scent.
The flavour is at first bitter - as with most coffees - but this develops into a smoother, richer flavour that is very similar to cold brew coffee, but with the malted undertones and boozy taste of the stout that pairs with it.
The aftertaste is a more stouty flavour with the malt and roastiness coming through more than the coffee, but the coffee remains in a subtle, pleasant way that makes it feel like an after-dinner beer. Pass the mints.
The bow-front (stern-front?) image of the Titanic adorns the front of this one at an angle, with the beer name wrapped in a semi-circle over the top with a light brown background.
I like that the flavour profile is also in a row underneath the beer name, this was actually part of the reason I bought it because it describes what you’re supposed to get.
It’s a solid bottle design, in keeping with most of the Titanic beers. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
You can get it from Titanic itself without having to go to the ocean floor, by visiting their site where you can pick up a pack of 12 for £21.75.
We can’t find it anywhere in singles, but we got ours from out local bottle shop Beer Central - so try your local first!