This is a hell of a thing to find in a supermarket.
Aged in Cognac barrels, this Imperial Stout has been brewed with morello cherries.
It’s not the kind of beer I expected a supermarket to touch, and at five quid a can it’s not a price point that I can imagine a whole load of supermarket beer sharpers to buy.
But this is a superb beer, big and round and chewy, its malting is fathoms deep, with chocolate and coffee, honey drizzled muffins, brown bread and treacle tart.
There’s a little slap of herbal hoppy greenery, and a great big explosion of deep and rich, fleshy fruit from the cherries which are driven along by a hint of damp wood and brandy as you move towards the sweet boozy finish.