Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard water is drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish - this is the perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate.
This is a classic, well-balanced, smooth and easy to drink stout. Everything is in perfect proportion for immediate enjoyment, a change from the sea of delicious yet often incredibly potent and assertive barrel-aged domestic stouts that currently dominate the market. Deep brown in color, with a full, creamy tan head, this immediately entices with notes of chocolate-covered malted milk balls, roasted grain, toasted brown bread and light touches of peanut skin and sweet smoke. The palate offers more of those notes within a rich and full-bodied mouthfeel, balanced by moderate carbonation that keeps any cloying or overly sweet impressions at bay. Merchant du Vin.