My second SS, a Festive Fireside Ale at 5.4%.
A slight hiss when opening and a beautiful colour, it is actually slightly lighter than in the picture.
Hints of aniseed on the nose.
A good fruity taste, it’s a cracking winter beer.
I really enjoyed this one.
A nice Irish Stout at 4.8%.
Poured really well with a good head. A really balanced flavour with a treacle/ caramel aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was just right for me, some Stouts almost feel like they need chewing, this was not one of them.
I’d definitely drink again.
I have this with my fermenter, sometimes the hop material blocks the holes in the outlet pipework. I normally let the transfer pipework fill with liquid, then lift it vertical so the fluid level in the pipe is higher than that in the fermenter. The fluid then backflushes into the fermenter...