>An Outstanding Stout


….Or, to be more precise, Outstanding Brewing Co’s Stout (5.5%abv). These Lancashire lads have been making beer for a couple of years now but this is the first of their wares that I’ve tasted – and I was impressed.

A simple beer that simply ticks all the boxes: a thick, tan head that lasts until the end of the pint, and masses of liquorice on the nose – along with a hint of cola. The body of the beer isn’t too thick, with a long, dry taste – roasted malt up front, with a hint of sweetness at the end, and then drying out to a tongue-tingling bitterness. The slight carbonation that this bottle-conditioned beer shows actually benefits, I think; OB’s Stout is a big, big tasting beer, yet remains light. Very nice indeed. Must search out some more.

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Blog: https://goodfoodgoodbeer.wordpress.com/ I'm Leigh Linley; born and bred in Leeds, and writing about it since 2005. TGS exists solely to highlight the great beers that are out there; brewed with passion by Craft Brewers around the World. I also edit the 'Tavern Tales' section of Culture Vulture, which looks at Pubs and Pub Life rather than the beer in the glass. If you'd like to submit a piece for Tavern Tales, or contact me about any Freelance writing you think I would be suited to, then don't hesitate to contact me via email here.

Posted on 22/02/2010, in beer in leeds, beer in yorkshire, Beer Review, Outstanding Brewing Co's. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. >These "lads" have been making beer for more than a couple of years! For this is the brewery of Dave Porter (installer of value brewing plant in about 30% of the new micros in the UK), he's been brewing for the best part of 20 years. So it's no surprise that he can knock out a good 5.5% stout.

  2. >SB – in that case, with that pedigree – lets see more of it!!

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