One Mile End Brew Co. Ancho Cocoa Stout (6.4%)

Ancho Cocoa StoutBrewed with dried Ancho chilliest this might be, you’d never guess.
All I can find here is an alright Stout from East London.
There’s nothing memorable here at all, a light chocolate and thin coffee malt and the weakest slap of hedgerow hops.
And the chilli?
Well, in my kitchen I have a jar of dried chillies that have been there far too long, they smell old and fusty, and they add very little to anything I use them in save for a slightly odd cardboard dryness.
No real heat, no real spice, no real anything.
And I found exactly the same in this beer.
In fact, if you weren’t told that there were chillies in here, you’d just think the beer had a weird aftertaste.
As for the chocolate and cocoa nibs, I can’t find anything here that would make me think there was anything other than the usual Stout malts involved.
Disappointing.

Source: Ales By Mail

About Simon Williams

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