Salopian brewery make one of my favourite beers in Darwin’s Origin so when they got in touch and asked if I fancied trying their 7.2% Vertigo there was no way I was going to decline.
I didn’t know much about the beer so was a bit surprised when it poured as dark as it did for some reason I was expecting something paler, not to matter it smelled pretty good, with a little bit of chocolate and a faint whiff of hops. In the mouth it was a lot drier than I expected, but in a good way as it stopped the beer from being to sweet. There was plenty of grapefruit and a little bit of booze towards the end…..nice and uncomplicated but in no way boring.
It could have maybe done with a tiny bit more fizz but other than that it’s a really cracking beer, it’s got plenty going for it without being too shouty, the branding’s nice too.