Longhorn is a whisky barrel aged Cranberry Milk Stout.
That’s quite a mouthful.
The thing is, in many ways this is a lovely beer, except for one thing.
Longhorn is very thin, and for a Milk Stout that’s not ideal.
The beer pours a purple brown, but it’s see through and sits in my glass all flaccid and headless.
The aroma is fruity and earthy, rede berries and whisky, and taking a swig you get a lovely bitter sweet and sharp cranberry sourness, some coffee, bitter chocolate and boozy warmth, along with meaty mushroom and damp oak woodiness.
But the body is really thin, watery, limp and lifeless, and that’s a great shame.
In general I’m a big fan of Ilkley, but this just doesn’t work for me.
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