Just a quick post this in case you heard me* on BBC Radio Devon on Friday (15th Nov) and wanted a note of the beers we tasted on air. I decided to bring in a few dark beers for the coming cold months.
We started with: Brains Dark (4.1%) – a delicious dark mild that those who know me will be familiar with me raving on about. Brewed in Cardiff since the 1940s this rich chocolatey-coffee flavoured brew has a lovely tangy aftertaste.
Next up: Exeter Brewery Darkness (5.1%) – a rich, full bodied but refreshing stout that Beer Husband normally swigs before I get a chance to!
Finally: Moor Beer Illusion (4.7%) – a powerfully hopped black IPA with a blackcurrant leaf aroma and an almost raspberry zestiness to it.
I could have filled the whole show with dark beers to be honest. My other favourites include Williams Bros Profanity Stout (7%); Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout (10%); Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter (9.2%) and although I loathe the labelling for the way it uses images of women to sell beer, Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody’s Wholesome Stout (4.6%).
What are your favourite dark beers?
*If you missed me, you can find the show on Listen Again here for about one week after it was broadcast. I was on for the last hour of the programme.