Beer review — Gage Roads & Young’s

Gage Roads Wahoo Premium Ale 330ml $15.99
‘Clean and dry with no lingering aftertaste’, says the press release – a fair summary of a brew that certainly doesn’t flood the senses. There’s a pleasant waft of aromatic hops, and a matching tang on the palate. But after that … not much, as far as I can taste.

Young’s Luxury Double Malt Chocolate Stout 500ml $6.50
There’s chocolate in the brew and it shows up as a dry, bitter note in the finish – like strong high-cocoa chocolate. But more than anything it’s a full-bore stout featuring rich, roasted malt flavour, all-round opulence, smooth texture and assertive hops bitterness. A small glass on a cold night would be perfect.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2008

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