Hoof Hearted Belloq

Val and I have both had nasty chest colds on and off for a few weeks. I’ve been having cravings for ramen, as it’s one of my favorite foods when I feel crappy. Val was nice enough to pick some up last night from our favorite ramen spot. I got the spicy ramen, which is indeed spicy, but also cleared out some of my congestion. I had to work today, even though I really wanted to stay in bed. I feel a lot better now. I’m just hoping that we’re not sick when we go on vacation next week.

ABV: 7.5%

Style: American Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Belloq – Smooth caramel & chocolate notes get a massive coffee rogering. Competitively intellectual flavor that makes you feel smarter than you look. Pair with a corduroy blazer and look out world.”

Random: This is my first beer from Hoof Hearted.

The beer poured with one finger of thick, light brown head. it took awhile to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass, along with a small crown. The body was dark brown with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was a combination of black coffee, caramel and milk chocolate. The taste was very malty and had generous amounts of caramel and toffee. The chocolate and coffee were present as well. Vanilla came through at the end, but was relatively muted. The body was on the thicker side and it needed more carbonation. It had a quick finish with caramel malt. I thought this beer was decent, I just wish some of the other flavors were stronger.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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