It’s a Stout with lashings of melted milk chocolate, rum and raisin, brown bread and toasted bagels. A Stout that also boasts a sexy little snatch of green herbal foliage that gives it a bright and keen edge in the finish. It’s a Stout that’s big and boozy, brandy snaps and treacle tart drenched in Cognac.
And all of that is very good indeed.
But this is a Stout that has been brewed with salted pretzels and they slowly build as you drink, bringing with them, at first a light saltiness, but later on that almost burned pasty flavour that only pretzels have.
This, boys and girls, is a superb Imperial Stout.
Author/Photographer: Simon Williams.
Simon is a beer blogger (and friend) and runs the excellent CAMRGB website. Simon has kindly allowed me to use his reviews of beers that he has sourced from our shop.