Another brewery I’ve discovered via Best Of British Beers, Geeves are based in Barnsley and this is their Stout.
Pouring an impenetrable black with a good thick cappuccino head, the smell is boozy chocolate and porridge oats through a light fog of smoke.
Taking a big glug you get an unctuous black treacle, bitter dark chocolate, rum and raisin and digestive biscuit.
There’s a huge woodiness here too.
And I mean huge.
It’s like a solid piece of antique oak that sits on your tongue and nestles down in mown grass, acorns and autumn leaves, a bonfire burning itself out in the background and it leads you up the garden path to an elderflower and blackcurrant sharp finish.
This is a very good stout indeed.
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