My latest exotic beer is Xingu. Xingu is a Brazilian beer so I had the assumption it would just taste like coffee.
Xingu is thick and black. Just to call it black would be an understatement. Let’s put it this way, no light will pass through this beer. The initial smell is typical of black beers, very smokey and earthy, but this is where the similarities stop. The taste is bitter, but only slightly. Xingu is not as robust as other black beers. It is, however, much more mild, to my astonishment and liking. The flavor is balanced and smooth with a great finish.
I am not a huge fan of black beers but this is one of the best I’ve had. The higher than normal alcohol content coupled with a smooth mild taste make it a perfect winter beer, or a great candidate for the black half of a black and tan. If you’re into the black beers I highly recommend this one. You won’t be dissapointed.