Time and Tide Double Stout
- 26/01/17 - first time tasting.
- Kentish Stout, canned at 9%ABV - poured in tulip glass. £4.50 from local deli (The Goods Shed, Canterbury).
- Very dark brown - a few shades off black, one centimetre of latte coloured head that quickly settles.
- Sweet toffee with semi-sour malt notes. Touch of irish cream, dark malt.
- Faintest hint of smoke/roasted malts
- Pleasant bitter/sweet balance. Chocolate and coffee notes as to be expected. Sticky treacle cake. A little liquorice. Rich and creamy.
- Smooth and silky mouthfeel that rolls over the tongue.
- Lingering, mildly bitter finish. A little dryness.
- Very flavoursome, drinkable and easily quaffable - particularly for a beer at 9%.
Westbrook brewing co. Gose
- 09/03/17 - first time tasting
- Gose, 355 ml canned at 4%, poured into tulip glass, £4.00 from deli as above
- Cloudy pale orange, misty with greapfruit colour. Inch of off-white head, fast to fade.
- Mild citrus and botanicals, sweetness/sourness in equal measures, fruit juice
Overall an unusual but pleasant and refreshing beer well suited to a hot afternoon. Would certainly drink a pint but not necessarily go back for seconds.
- Instant, sweet lemon, grapefruit juice hit develops quickly into a bitter, lambic-esque lactic acid tang accross the tongue.
- After a few hits the saltiness becomes apparent. Clean taste.
- Notes of tonic water, cooking apples, wheat, sprite.