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Gahan Brewery - Island Red Ale

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Beer Style: 
Red Ale
Serving Style.: 
500 ML Bottle
Alcohol Content: 
5.3% ABV
Where Purchased?: 
Gift from a friend
Beer Rating: 
2

Gahan Brewery - Island Red Ale
 
Pours slightly cloudy garnet colour with a thin white head.
The aroma is bread dough, hay, and a touch of fruit and spice.

The feel is quite full and creamy.
Taste is fairly complex, dough and hay with quite a dry finish. A hint of black pepper lingers in the dry finish.
Some hints of caramel and dark toast with a touch of cherry show up in the middle and become a bit more pronounced as the beer warms.
It's not a bad beer at all but the very dry finish puts me off a bit.
 




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Marstons Oyster Stout

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Bruce Ticknor

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Serving Style:
500ml. Bottle
Where Purchased:
L.C.B.O.
Beer Rating:
4

Marstons Oyster Stout

A very full, thick. coffee and cream coloured head on a dark, rich looking black coffee coloured beer.
The aroma is very mild, earthy and a hint of mould. (Like you get from a well aged cheese).
The feel of this stout is what a stout should feel like, very thick, creamy and full.
Taste is sparkling citrus and bitter chocolate to start with an underlying earthiness and tastes of toast with hints of coffee which become more pronounced as the beer warms a bit.
The aftertaste is light, fresh and lingering. The bright hops sparkle over top of the chocolate and toast base is very nice, full yet somehow light and not overbearing.

The label says that this blend goes well with oysters. I don't have any this evening but I can see how these tastes would compliment each other. I will have to give this a try sometime.

A great brew to start my New Years Eve tastings with.




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