Stappan Stout by ClubGonzo, Dry Stout, 4.2% ABV, 45.6 IBU.
The previous ClubGonzo stout I had wasn’t very convincing, but I’m still ready for a new one!
In the glass it looks clear and black. I have to struggle to form a finger-thick, frothy, short-lived, medium brown head that doesn’t leave much traces on the glass.
The aroma is moderate with dark roasted malty notes, dry bitter coffee and ash. Simple, but efficient, true to the style and inviting.
Pretty strong flavour that is very dark roasted, again dry ashy, coal and coffee. After a few sips I think I might detect some vague dark berry notes trying to get past the roasted malts. The taste is light sweet and the finish is of decent length and is moderate bitter. Yes!
The carbonation is soft, the texture is dry and the body is pretty light. Again pretty much how a dry stout should be. I’m not a big fan of this kind of thin mouthfeel, but it works.
Conclusion: A lovely dry stout, why don’t they sell this at Rimi instead of Guinness?
Aroma: 7/10 Appearance: 3/5 Taste: 7/10 Palate: 3/5 Overall: 14/20 Ratebeer score: 3.4/5.0