Fyne Ales Sanda Black

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10 to 13°C
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A Scottish brewery with ever growing popularity, Fyne ales started in 2001 and are building a new brewery to keep up with the growing demand.

This black beer has a dark brown head that smells of caramel and chocolate. The body is light and airy. Very malt focused with a heavy emphasis on caramel flavour. Earthy English hops leave a floral taste that compliments the caramel. The finish is short, sweet, and slightly bitter.

Brewery Info

Fyne Ales was founded in 2001 by Jonny and Tuggy Delap after forced early retirement had them moving back to Tuggy's ancestral home and lands. Their aim was always to find a new purpose for the estate to create jobs, tourism and industry for Argyll. The idea of a brewery was mooted and sold, and so, 10BBL brew kit was installed in one of the old cattle sheds.

Fyne Ales started out as a traditional ale outfit, and they rapidly garnered local recognition. With the advent of the craft beer revolution, they started to branch out into craftier offerings starting with the American hopped <a href="https://www.beerhawk.co.uk/fyne-ales-jarl-500ml">Jarl</a>. They moved into Belgian and American inspired farmhouse creations with their origins project, which sees them experimenting with mixed fermentation, barrel aging, locally sourced seasonal ingredients and weird and wonderful recipes.

Whatever you choose you can be sure it'll be a Fyne Ale!


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First few sips (cold, as my flat was), tasted apricot, not too much choc and coffee, (pleased about that), good bunch of flavouring, warmed bottle up under quilt as I read, then the not overpowering taste of choc and coffee came through with fruit flavour--- not an ipa in my book just a well fused hoppy porter taste, if only it was on pumps, what a delight.
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Decent enough beer, but lacking in depth for me
Great stuff
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Not your average IPA, a nice change, really tasty and will be buying more for sure
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Not outstanding yet very drinkable and good roasted flavours coming through, slightly fruity.
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