The scene was set, last night, in my kitchen, it was like something out of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’. Except that none of the stouts pictured above are ‘Bad’ or ‘Ugly’! I had a couple of friends around to help me out with these.
We began with the Flying Saucer Foreign Export Stout from Kinnegar. It’s a triumph of dark chocolate and coffee with some liquorice for good measure. This got thumbs up from all three of us.
We got stuck into the big boozy beast that is Barrel Aged Black Boar next. The one thing we couldn’t figure out is how it’s the same strength (10.2%) as the normal Black Boar. Normally the whisk(e)y barrel aging process increases the strength of the beer. Anyway, this was my second time to have this beer and it’s awesome. I was lucky enough to find a bottle in McCambridge’s, Galway, where I also picked up the Flying Saucer. This was a very popular one with all present.
And we finished off the evening with BrewDog’s Intergalactic Stout; Tokyo*. This one clocked in at 16.5%. It’s warm, rich and sweet and was a good one to finish on. I picked it up in Egan’s, Portlaoise. Three amazing beers, I highly recommend picking up all three of you can. And remember; sharing is caring. Sláinte!