The Alnwick Brewery Co. Ltd. Alnwick Stout (4.5%)

Alnwick StoutI could quite happily have this beer in my fridge every day of the week.
It does exactly what I want form a Stout.
Not an Imperial Russian brain melting Stout, just an every day, end of the evening, comfortingly tasty Stout.
It pours a deep purple brown and smells of chocolate coffee prunes.
The malts are dark and rich and thick with treacle tarts drowned in espresso and wrapped in dark chocolate.
The hops are woody and brittle.
They’re nutty, herbal, crunchy, bitter and sharp, and as you drink the flavours grow, creating a finish that’s warmer than you’d expect from the reasonable ABV, satisfyingly dry but equally chocolate thick.
Very good indeed.

Source: Ales 4 You

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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