Fallen Brewing – Double Barrelled Chew Chew – We love Chew Chew, the salted caramel, the roasted malts, the pure decadence that occurs when drinking a can. This takes Chew to a whole other level. Red wine barrels have kissed the beer for six months to give it a bit more of everything.
Cross Borders – Porter – A velvet dream. This Porter is all things warming in a nutshell. The addition of oats gives a creamier mouthfeel that the chocolate malts start to melt in your mouth. A luxurious Scottish porter without the luxurious tag.
Six Degree’s North – Chopper Stout – Taking its name from “Chopper” this dark, rich coffee coloured stout is a real treat. Bountiful nose of chocolate, coffee and treacle integrate with the maltiness. A rich and concentrate taste without being overly intense. Similar to the richness of bourbon biscuits.
Northern Monk Patron Project 5.03/ Bissel Brothers – Ingleborough – This beer was brewed in collab with some stellar Americans and fell runner Ricky Lightfoot. A low ABV beer that packs the taste of an imperial Porter. Big notes of coffee, vanilla and chocolate. A sessionable strength but the perfect winter warmer.
Magic Rock – Common Grounds – A full bodied and decadently smooth coffee beer. This was the brain child of Magic Rock and local roasters Dark Woods. Seven different malts with seven different coffees added at three stages during the brew. Big rich toffee, rich fruits and chocolate notes are spun with vanilla and hazelnut. A coffee beer designed with texture and aroma, not to mention deliciousness in mind. Brewed to celebrate locality and shared philosophy in creative quality.
Wild Beer – Millionaire – A beer of pure decadence. A beer that will make you feel like a millionaire. Wrapping you in a velvet cocoon, dresses you up smart and takes you out for a special night on the tiles. But in all seriousness, this is the beer equivalent to the best millionaire’s shortbread. Sweet and salty collide, rich and balance go hand in hand. Caramel and high quality cocoa nibs provide the back bone and the touch of sea salt wraps it all up nicely.
Basqueland Brewing Project – Begi Haundi – A creamy yet light oatmeal stout. Big notes of espresso and chocolate. Drinks almost like an Irish Dry Stout but with a perfect sessionability. A great gateway stout to the bigger ones or fine on its own.
Evil Twin – Even More Jesus - Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!
Anchor – Porter – Deep black in colour, thick, creamy head, rich chocolate, toffee and coffee flavours, and a full bodied smoothness, Anchor porter is the epitome of handcrafted dark beers. A blend of speciality malts makes this porter dark to the eyes, but easy and light on the palate.
Westmalle dubbel – rich and spicy, dark fruits and aromas. This Belgian beer will wrap you up and keep you cosy. Rich flavours of dark candied sugar and caramel make this classic an absolute treat.
Stone Berlin – Xocoveza – An insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate. This is the beer of the holiday season. Brewed with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The original recipe came from a homebrew competition but this seasonal brew has swiftly become a shop favourite.
Fierce Beer - Café Racer - Café Racer is a dark roasted coffee and vanilla porter with a hint of danger. A nod to the speed-crazed bikers who risked life and limb to race from one greasy spoon café to the next – dark as your favourite leathers, smooth as a Triumph Bonneville and crazy as going ton-up and heading for the hairpin. Voted Scotland’s best beer at this year Scottish Beer Awards.