Apart from being a tad flat, this is a decent Stout.
It pours a deep dark purple brown and smells of chocolate coated prunes.
As you’d expect this is a malt heavy beer – Brewed with barley from Wells, Norfolk, just down thew road from the brewery – full of burned wholemeal toast, coffee and chocolate.
The hops – Challenger and Goldings – add a brittle hedgerow leafiness, some pithy lawn clippings and a twist of lemon.
Everything tastes fine, there’s just a thinness to the body which is a little disappointing as I want my Stouts heavy and mouth filling.
Good but not great.
Source: Cromer Farm Shop