Style: Metric stout aged in Jameson whiskey barrels.
Malt: Irish pale ale malt, chocolate malt, roast barley, wheat, CaraAroma.
Colour/appearance: deepest darkest black in the glass with a light coffee head.
Aroma: Chocolate. Fruity. Black cherry. Irish cream. And that’s before you’ve even taken a sip…
Flavour: a deliciously full bodied sipper, sweet and smooth on the palate at first, with spicy whiskey heat at the end. It gradually opens up in the glass, revealing lots of creamy sweet vanilla and fruity berries, particularly cherries and blackcurrants.
Aftertaste: a little char bitterness.
This is a beer to hold for the end of the meal. Break out that cheeseboard and go savoury with some funky Cnoc Dubh goat cheese from The Galway Goat Farm. Blues are also a wonderful match: try the well flavoured Boyne Valley Blue, another goat cheese with a distinctive flavour. With the stout’s sweet whiskey cream characteristics, it’s ideal for sweet things: have a drop alongside a Black Forest Gateau to bring out all the cherry and chocolate flavours or pour a snifter to have with a box of your favourite chocolates, especially if they’re dark.
First launched: November 2019, now part of the core range
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