Quadrant is an Oatmeal Stout brewed in collaboration with National Home Brewing champions Tom Dobson and Graeme Coates.
And from the off I have to say that this is almost completely flat, which renders what should be a thick creamy meal of a beer, rather limp and lifeless.
It pours a deep and dark black but with only an excuse for a head, and has a smell that’s not as strong as I would have expected.
There is an aroma, it’s red fruits and coffee, but it’s feint and a bit wishy washy.
Taking a mouthful, the flavours are very good with lots of dark bitter chocolate, espresso and stewed plums, and there’s even a decent bitter hedgerow bite from the hops.
But sadly the flatness just makes this a thin and rather unsatisfying experience.
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