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Herevana – Three Sisters – Straight Outta Plumpton

Three Sisters Straight Outta Plumpton – a beer that I passed up once but there’s a compelling thing about the name and the way it is packaged. So here we are, Plums and Cherry Stout.

Three Sisters Brewery Ltd of course make the Three Sisters “Straight Outta Plumpton” and they do that in  Oakura, Taranaki, 🇳🇿 New Zealand – a beer in the style that is a Stout – Imperial Flavored / Pastry  with and ABV of 12.5%

That’s a deep rich and dark aroma when you open it, chocolate, smokey, and that fruit note.

Straight outta amazingville

Pour of course liquid black, a head there was none, and that was disappointing.

In the glass there seems to a mustiness and a slightly smokey note.

Holy Cow. Wow.

That’s intense and then dialled up a bit to be really intense. I was not expecting that. A barrage of immediate flavour and taste that took my attention and shocked me so much I forgot to remember what they were.

There are variously things like sweet tart fruit, toffee chocolate, sugar, some other things, that’s such a beer that you need a roundtable with friends to unpick all the things. Alas there is just me. Not Woe, because I have to press on through and just enjoy it all 🙂

Which I’m more than happy to do, and as this beer warms I get a residual heat, a really welcome and enjoyable thing, on the finish. It is pretty complete.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 on the arbitrary scale. I can’t recall a beer that I’ve had recently that has delivered such a big rich payload, and gone about it in a way that just draws you in. It warms and upwards a few other things, or the same things with more intensity and demand on your attention

Music: L.A.B. – ‘III’

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.

A decadent yet easy to drink Imperial Pastry Stout with plums and dark cherries.

Brewers Notes

Stout – Imperial Flavored / Pastry

The “Flavored Imperial Stout”, or “Flavored Double Stout” is an intensely-flavored, big, very dark reddish-brown to black colored ale with a wide range of flavor balances and with a clear flavoring element. Roasty-burnt malt with deep dark or dried fruit flavors, and a warming, bittersweet finish. American versions have more bitterness, roasted character, and finishing hops, while the English varieties, or “Russian Imperial Stout” (RIS), reflect a more complex specialty malt character and a more forward ester profile. It also feature an harmonious marriage of the additive and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The additive character should be evident but in balance with the beer. (For example: fruits, spices, herbs, vegetables, coffee, honey, chocolate, maple sirup, chilies, nuts, vanilla, liquor – BUT not including Smoked malt, barrel-aging or a Sour element resulting from the brewing process). In the case of over-the-top, highly sweet, adjunct-heavy stouts reminiscent of a liquid version of cake or pastry, the name “Dessert Stout” or “Pastry Stout” if often used.


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