Mystery Romp by Crooked Letter Brewing is a 6.5% ABV American Porter with Coffee beans.
When the lights dim, the curtains pull back, and the Beledi starts, it is time for a Mystery Romp! This mocha colored ale, infused with chocolate and coffee, can best be described as a tasteful dance between a robust Porter and a rich stout.
Obtained this brew from my friend Aaron at BeerMetalDude.com. This is the first time I try something from Crooked Letter Brewing. The ingredients seem very promising as I love me some coffee and chocolate beer, especially the description. The label has a picture of a pig so I can only assume the romp parts is the piggy. Maybe this might have some bacon notes. Let’s take a look and see what is offered in this brew.
Sour notes, roasted Coffee, Milk Chocolate, dark chocolate, dark fruit raisins, prunes, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and brown sugar.
Roasted Coffee, Milk Chocolate, dark chocolate, crème brulee notes, very sour notes, oak, vanilla, caramel, molasses, anise, wine grapes, smokey bacon, burnt marshmallow smores, lactose milk sugar, raspberry skins, dark fruit raisins, prunes, earthy hop notes and concorde grapes.
Finishes with smokey notes, sour, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla and earthy hop notes. No alcohol in the taste, Dark as night full body, smooth, creamy and watery mouthfeel with a moderate drinkability.
A subpar beer. I am not sure what to think of this. It started off really nice with notes of coffee and delicious chocolate but then suddenly fell really flat with sour notes. It could be that the bottle was old. I thought about that at first but I confirmed with my friend Aaron that it looks like the beer actually went bad. I don’t think this would be a fair review as the beer is not fresh but I think I will come back to this one if I try a fresher bottle. For the meantime, get this one fresh as it may or may not be good.
C.C. And Kallen from Code Geass were used in this pairing as I wanted to mainly pair with the gypsy in the beer label. There is no mystery to the romp in terms of romp being synonymous with a behind. I think mainly though, romp was mainly stating about a pig and hence why I think some smokey bacon notes were present in this beer. Either way you look at it, it’s a lot of skin shown.