August 23, 2022

Black Lotus, the latest Super Heroine, is a sweet stout

Black Lotus, the latest Super Heroine, is a
Sweet Stout, 6% ABV, malt-forward, with 
tastes of caramel, chocolate and coffee.
I love these Super Heroes beers -- not only for the intriguing marketing concept but also because there are really tasty beers behind the concept.  Joining the first four Super Heroes, and the second female, is Black Lotus, a 6% ABV sweet stout, brewed with caramel syrup.  

(The first heroine is named Sun Blaze, and she is made with maple syrup.  Could this be a pattern to keep the women "sweet"?  Refresh your memory about Sun Blaze here.) 

Super Heroes, also known as Six Pack Beer, are brewed at the BeerBazaar Brewery in Kiryat Gat.  The owners and brewers are brothers Meidad Ram and Eyal Noam.

Black Lotus is not really black, but a very dark, opaque brown, topped by rapidly dissipating foam.  The aromas are unmistakably stout: Roasted malt and grain, caramel, some dark bread and light booze.

Super Heroes Beers have always exhibited
excellent marketing skills. 
Here, partner Eyal Noam wears his
Super Hero cape as he pumps one of his beers.

The taste is bitter with some sweet malt in the background. You get notes of dark chocolate, coffee grounds and caramel -- flavors from the malt, not from the hops. The finish is long and bittersweet. The body is medium to full, with a pleasant tingliness on the tongue.

Black Lotus is not a smooth beer -- but not sharp either.  It's not crisp -- but very thirst quenching.  

All-in-all, a welcome addition to the Super Heroes team.              

1 comment:

Thanks for your comment. L'chayim!