Another beer from Lidney. I’m honestly not sure how many I have left.
(Sorry for the too-aggressive pour. Sometimes a problem with cans I find.)
I’m amazed at this genre until known more or less unknown to me of stouts made primarily with brown malt. It’s a very classically English stout thing to do, but now I’ve had a couple in the States which have a very nutty brown malt quality. It’s nice, and something I’ll probably do in a homebrew sooner or later.
On to the review.
Pours dark brown/black with a creamy brown head that dissipates pretty quickly. Nuttiness on the nose is apparent before I even really stick my schnoz in. Beneath that some coffee, caramel, earthy pungent hoppiness. Definitely some dark roasted chocolate in there as well.
Flavor? Again with the dark chocolate. A hint of spicy pine from the hops perhaps? Finishes with a dry and astringent finish that fades into an aftertaste of chocolate malt. The can claims this is 7% ABV and that feels about right — I don’t taste any booze but it’d probably be well hidden by the malt.
All in all a very nice and roasty stout. I’d definitely throw this in the rotation if I could get it regularly.
The fourth beer sent to me by of Chad’z Beer Reviews. I didn’t realize when shooting that this is actually made by the Mendocino brewery, whose beers I’ve actually had before. This one is an all-organic Oatmeal Stout. I’ve not generally been a fan of organic beers, but this one is actually pretty solid.
Taste-wise, it is more of a porter than a stout however.
Beyond the Pour grade: B