This was another selection from my father’s basement. He said that he picked this one because the bottle looked “cool.” I have to agree. I’ve always wanted to try a beer from this brewery because the bottles were so unique looking.
Style: Milk/Sweet Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our Beers are all ‘real ales’ and are brewed using the finest ingredients – local East Anglian malts and British hops. Our water is drawn from our own deep source within the chalk layer way below St. Peter’s Hall and is ideal for brewing. We brew ‘traditional’ beers – bitters, mild etc. – as well as some more unusual beers such as honey porter and fruit beer. Even these, however, are not really ‘exotic’ at all as it was common practice up to the Nineteenth Century to add fruits and honey to beers to create special seasonal brews.”
Random: I’m not usually the biggest fan of milk stouts. I much prefer regular stouts or imperial stouts.
This brew poured a dark brown, almost black with an off white head that topped the body. The nose had some toasty malts with a hint of chocolate and licorice. The taste was again, chocolate, with a hint of cream and carbonation. There was no mistaking that this brew was a milk stout. The licorice that was apparent in the nose lingered until the finish. This was pretty light for a stout. I would have it again, but it definitely was not my favorite stout ever.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0