Beer Notes: Farm Table: Dry Irish Stout

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company (Vankleek Hill, Ontario)

Irish Dry Stout (4.1%)

Farm Table Series: Dry Irish Stout

Look: Black, but not quite opaque. Ruby tinges when held to light. Large & spongy tan head settles as creamy collar, large lace spots.

Smell: Roasted malt, baker’s chocolate, sea water, birch bark.

Taste: Dry chocolate, dark roasted malt, stone fruit, a bit salty in the finish and aftertaste.

Mouth: Light-medium body, though grainy. Moderate carbonation, some mineral character.

Opinion: Drinks as advertised. A well-crafted traditional stout you could enjoy all day.

Food: Beef or pork stew, young cheddar or marble cheese, light rye bread, root vegetables, smoked oysters.

Cobblestone Stout: Smooth from Brown Bricks to Tank House Lane

A signature beer of Mill Street Brewery in Toronto, Ontario and housed in the first mass-produced nitrogen charged can from a Canadian craft brewery, Cobblestone Stout is black and completely opaque, with a good inch and a half of creamy beige head (after settling a minute or so) that serves as a cap throughout the life of your glass. This English pub-style stout has a thick and dark roasted malt aroma, with a grassy tone and hints of chocolate, musty wood and coffee.

Cobblestone Stout
Cobblestone Stout Could Make a Serious Dent in Another Beer’s Sales

The taste of Cobblestone Stout has a warm smoky and woody character with a rich roasted malt body. Grain and fruit accents brighten the taste a bit before finishing with a solid dryness. The mouthfeel is thick and grainy, with a pronounced creaminess and little carbonation. Dark chocolate, malt and coffee flavours co-mingle in the aftertaste.