Just like you, but different
Another Stout, another new brewer to me, Eruption Brewing and their Dark Lava Stout.
A boldly brewed New World Stout
Stout Beer, Stout music, big numbers and stout mates.
A boldly brewed New World Stout with unmistakable Kiwi hop undertones…
We have used four premium NZ pure malts: Ale, Chocolate, Toffee & Crystal mashed with NZ Roasted Barley & Oats to give the deep, dark, rich flavour and a jet-black lava hue in the glass.
Aotearoa Cascade Hops add a final dark twist…… volcanitastic
What could go wrong?
I thought that was a very bitter aroma, akin to a Belgium style or Saison. Unless it’s really bitter chocolate.
Quite bitter, and has a thin mouthfeel that ends in a sour bitterness and slightly to dry more than not.
Decent and without a lot of pomp and circumstance going on.
Very unassuming and without a lot of depth and chewiness, I still think this is hop bitter heavy, but the drinking is really pleasant and pleasing, bitter enough without being tart, and sweet enough without it being over-burdened. Essentially this drinks really well for a beer that appears to have been made to an old-school recipe.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 a of its things from the thing. It’s a decent beer, and it harks back to simpler drinking without a lot of drama. The bitterness is nice, it drinks very light, and the finish is nearly great, but a little to sour for me. Overall though enjoying it and enjoyed it.
The double dip review
Listening on loud to “London Grammar” a British electropop trio. Lovely melody and singing. This is from the album “If you wait” and it’s called “Hey Now”
Really easy listening and enjoyable against the backdrop of the summer evening and the early evening sun. Find them all the good places.
Many stouts do not fit the classic “Irish” definition as exemplified by Guinness, either due to their hop or roast rates, or higher gravity (in the case of many American stouts). They are still basic stouts, however, not falling into any of the subclasses.