We know about bikes and we know what excites cyclists to get in the saddle for the ultimate adventure. Whether you’ve just launched yourself down a gnarly hill, had your nose on the stem of a roadbike for 50 miles or weaved in and out of the frantic rush hour traffic there is no better reward out of the saddle than a pint of Saddle Black. Brewed by cycling nuts for cycling nuts Saddle Black is a gnarly, big, bold, black IPA with vibrant citrus aromas, deep smoky malt flavours and a delicious kick of bitterness at the end, the ultimate reward in or out of the saddle.
Saddle Black is our gnarly black beer using Pilgrim, Chinook and Cascade hops to help give a full smoky and citrus aroma. The roasted malts used to craft this full flavoured black beer will give a taste of chocolate and espresso, whilst the use the of smoked malt gives saddle black a well-rounded finish. With aromas are a mix of black pepper, deep fruits, orange and spices. The mouthfeel is full bodied and complex with a lingering bitter finish. IBU 65.
Saddle Black is the perfect accompaniment to spiced, savoury dishes such as short rib of beef, black beans, dirty mash with garlic butter and gravy. Dark chocolate desserts and mature hard cheese courses are the perfect partner.