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Herevana – North End – Iron Sands

I purchased a mix case of North End beers, something from all parts of the spectrum, Sours, Saison, Pales to Stouts, and thanks to the lovely people at. BeerHug in NZ  they turn up in a dash.

North End Brewing Co are based at Waikanae Beach, Wellington 🇳🇿  New Zealand.

North End Iron Sands – is at 6% ABV and 15 IBU things, and it is in the style that is of a Stout – Oatmeal this can would be 2.1 standard drinks in NZ.

This is the first of two North End Stouts I’m having, the other is the Stout Varadero. But first to this one.

Promises somewhat to be a ‘normal’ stout, which is quite a reset, and pleasing to find, and foes somewhat against the flavoured pastry stouts. (See the next beer- the BeerJerkNZ beer of the week

Again there is no space into can, it is 100% full even the tab pushing in pushed out beer.

This has an amazing chocolaty note about it, like proper creamy milk chocolate creamy, the head that did show now does not and there’s but a puddle of foam atop

Couple of things, initially it seem quite lush, and also there’s a lot of carbonation.

What this doesn’t have it something that fills the middle, and there’s not a lot backing up that lushness or wonderful aroma. Which is a pity.

It’s not a showcase beer, it is nice rounded and presented Stout that needs in my own opinion a little more body.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 on the arbitrary number scale. It starts with a hiss and roar, aroma and that lushness then seems to shy away and hide. It could have been better.

Music . Goat Girl – on All Fours, which I found on Spotify.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Inspired by the wild iron-rich beaches of the west coast we devised a smooth warming stout that combines oats, caramelized rye, and chocolate wheat malt with our fruity English yeast strain and some lightly zesty Nelson hops. The result is a stout fit to fortify against wild west coast winter storms and the perfect match to a night beside the fire. Smooth, rich stout. Fruity notes with layers of chocolate and coffee.

An Oat Rye Stout combining a range of interesting roasted grains including caramelized rye , chocolate wheat, oats and roast barley.

Brewers Notes

Stout – Oatmeal

The Oatmeal Stout is a medium brown to black colored, full-bodied, roasty, malty ale with a complementary oatmeal flavor. The sweetness, balance, and oatmeal impression can vary considerably. Light use of oatmeal may give a certain silkiness of body and richness of flavor, while heavy use of oatmeal can be fairly intense in flavor with an almost oily mouthfeel. Most are like a cross between an Extra Stout and a Sweet Stout with oatmeal added. Several variations exist, with the sweeter versions more like a Sweet Stout with oatmeal instead of lactose, and the drier versions more like a more nutty, flavorful Extra Stout.

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