We're back for another road test of exotic craft beers you may find at your local and some that may just become your new go-to.
Despite being the GABS 2021 People's Choice Award winner and brought back by Wayward due to popular demand, I do not think Sourade is nice.
I found it to smell and taste of sour lollies, as if Wayward just dissolved lollies in water. It was overly sweet and overly tart.
Packed with blueberries and electrolytes, the brew is inspired by Gatorade, which it to some degree does replica well.
But it isn't a good drink and I didn't find it to be refreshing or tasty.
I get that Sourade is a great little novelty and GABS was the right place to test it out, but I would not recommend it to anyone and can't understand its massive popularity.
Basically this brew is a stout. And though that isn't a problem for me as I love stouts, I was hoping for a great coffee and chocolate flavour, which I found it to be lacking.
There wasn't a tonne of depth, so you're not finding the coffee and chocolate really coming through.
It has a great texture, it is thick and soft and creamy, which is what you want in a drink like this.
There is a bit of richness to it, which just adds to its decadent 9 per cent abv. I was just hoping for a bit more of a flavour hit.
Don't get me wrong, Dainton provide us with a gorgeous stout, one I'd be happy to have again, but unfortunately it doesn't deliver on the promises of coffee and chocolate.
I absolutely loved this beer. It was exactly what the can said. A soft and creamy milkshake like drink, with tropical pineapple and lime flavours, and a touch of beeriness.
The fruity flavours pairs perfectly with the soft creamy texture, while the bitterness is at a minimal and balanced nicely.
The touch of vanilla just adds to the creaminess and delivers a bit of a more layered sweetness, which I loved and just elevated this drink.
It has a hoppy aroma, which carries through and just stacks on the tropical fruity hit you get from the moment the first drop hits your tongue.
Garage Project have absolutely nailed the style, making it the best of both a milkshake and a beer.
A beautiful creamy coffee beer. It is as simple as that.
Once settled after a nitro pour, this brew has a great coffee aroma, which it never loses. It is creamy and smooth from being a nitro milk stout.
It washes over your palate and coates your mouth with a beautiful coffee flavour, that is added to but a little rich chocolate hit.
It could have a bit of spice added, which would take it to the next level, but even without that, it is a delightful beer. Overall I loved it and definitely recommend for a cold winter's day.
I'll start by saying that Sauce have nailed the long black taste, but unfortunately that's all it is.
This is a cold long black coffee, with a little hint of beeriness.
I don't know what I was expecting but I was underwhelmed by this drink.
Big coffee flavour, with no really depth and not a huge amount of beeriness, which is what you expect from an IPA.
I feel like though the beer is, for the most part, what it says it is, I just don't get why it was made. You could make a long black coffee and add some vodka to end up with an alcoholic coffee.
Ratings are determined by: taste, aroma, texture, appearance, and overall enjoyment.