Exclamation marks in beer names are bold, especially when it comes to flavours. You really have to go all in on the flavour if you're literally exclaiming it from your label.
Roasted chocolate malt and cacao nibs go into this one to give it a depth of flavour that's undoubtedly chocolatey, with praline essence bringing the nuts to the table to combine two winning flavours.
The essence of flavours is generally a much more efficient way to instill flavour into beers, but it can sometimes make the flavour a little artificial and fake. This isn't the case with Praline! which is always a bonus.
Praline! Stout Taste Test:
The aroma is nutty and chocolatey, it basically smells like a decadent dessert which is very appealing to my sweet tooth. The pour is thick, and it has a dense texture that has a base of malt which gives the flavour a nice launching point to bring on the choc.
The praline nuttiness is a lot more understated in the flavour than it is in the aroma, but it provides an earthy-sweetness which works in tandem with the chocolate. Smooth and balanced, there's a slightly bittersweet, dark chocolate-style aftertaste that brings you in for another sip nicely.
Praline! Stout: Can Notes:
Never one to go too hard on their can designs, Overtone have kept this one simple with a dark brown label with lighter brown swirls. The swirl reminds me of the kind of slow-motion chocolate stir you get in a high-end chocolatier ad, which ties into the name and contents wonderfully.
The information on the can stands out in the white font and is clear to read, nothing really to add about this other than it has some information about the hops and also Overtone's brewing values.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.