Westerham Brewery Dragons Shadow (4.5%)

This is Westerham’s Coffee Stout and it’s really very drinkable.
It pours an inky black with a frothy cappuccino head and smells of coffee and chocolate.
And that’s where the main body of the beer starts.
Lots of rich and woody, almost smoky coffee and lashings of dark bitter chocolate.
The Progress hops work in a beautifully understated way, bringing a little prickle of something fresh and pithy, sharp and bitter, without getting in the way of all the malt goodness that this beer is all about.
And what this beer is about for me is lots of sticky an chewy toffee and praline, coffee, chocolate and walnut goodness that ends in the most delightfully dry finish that leaves you puckered and ready for another mouthful.

Source: Westerham Brewery

About Simon Williams

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