Northbound brewery ’34 Oak smoked’
Being a fan of smokey Islay whisky I couldn’t wait to try this beer from the Derry brewery. I had tried this when having a look round the brewery a few weeks ago and thought it was very good so was interested to see how it had conditioned.
I can report that it is a very drinkable beer that has a lovely light smoked aroma and taste. Not overly carbonated and actually refreshing, which is unusual for a smoked beer in my oppinion. Pours well with a bright white head and hoppy smoked aroma.
I would definitely recommend you seek this out. It would go well with a bbq or pulled pork and smoked meats.
Barrahooley brewery – Dry Stout
The malt comes through much more which helps with the lovely coffee and smoky chocolate stout aroma and flavour. Not overly carbonated and pours well with a good head.
This is a lovely ‘standard’stout (opposed to imperial or export) that is sessionable and refreshingly has not been adulterated with coffee or chocolate etc. Recommended highly.