Hoodwink is a Chocolate White Stout and it’s a very nice thing.
I’m a sucker for a White Stout, and no one has come close to Durham’s take on the style until now.
Where Durham made a straight up true to heritage malt forward boozy beer, Mad Squirrel have decided to create a very modern version.
And so this beer has been brewed with pale malts, white chi late, vanilla and lactose.
It means that the beer looks like a lovely fresh Pale Ale but tastes like a solid stout.
It’s all chocolate and honey, brown bread, ice cream and toffee with a little hit of sharp and pithy hedgerow greenery at its edges.
The aroma is sweet and boozy chocolate and the finish is a big creamy desert, warm and round and satisfying.