Our year long project to produce 12 Stout's for Christmas is now complete. The first time & place to get the 12 Stouts is at our Open Day on November 26th (10am - 4pm), however you can pre-order yours at our online shop today.
You can pre-order your case of 12 Stout's now. The case costs £48 which includes delivery OR alternatively includes entry to our Special Stout Open Day on Saturday November 26th - where you can pick up your case, have a free brewery tour & taste some samples. You can meet the team, talk all things beer with us, there will be beery food, beers for sale & other brewery goodies.
*Please indicate in the "message" box when you place your order whether you want the beer delivered or if you would like to pick it up on our Open Day. Deliveries will be sent out on the week commencing November 29th.*
THERE ARE ONLY 150 CASES AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
THE 12 STOUTS OF CHRISTMAS ARE....
BRISTOL STOUT - DRY IRISH STYLE STOUT
Velvety smooth & packed full of flavour for a 4% stout. Black with a ruby red tint, well balanced and warming this rich & malty dry ‘Irish-style’ stout has a smooth full flavour with a long bitter finish.
In the 18th century the Irish (tired of importing porters & stouts from Bristol & London) started making their own Stouts. A few hundred years later the Bristol Beer Factory (tired of importing stout
from Ireland) created a tasty blend of 7 malts to rival the most flavoursome beers of this style.
MILK STOUT - EVER SO SMOOTH OLD-FASHIONED STOUT
A delicious, multi-award winning stout, that has a creamy chocolate sweetness & roasted coffee bitterness with a hint of dark fruits. A fantastic partner to blue cheese. 4.5%.
CHOCOLATE STOUT - SMOOTH DARK CHOCOLATE FLAVOURS
Gloriously chocolatey stout from a blend of 5 different malts, raw cacao nibs & an addition of lactose sugar giving a smooth chocolatey texture. 5%
ULTIMATE STOUT - STRONG, YET TART & DRINKABLE
This is our Ultimate Stout, strong, black, unctuous & delicious. Hints of coffee, chocolate & dark fruits, made using a Belgian yeast & roasted malts. Thick, engine-oil texture but tart drinkable flavour.
The Ultimate after-dinner treat, pair with blue cheese or chocolate desserts. Drink from a brandy snifter & savour the aromas & flavours. 7.7%
IMPERIAL STOUT - STRONG & FULL-FLAVOURED STOUT
Imperial Stouts were originally brewed in the early 19th century for export from Britain to the imperial court of Russia’s Catherine the Great. The high alcoholic content prevented the beer from freezing in transport in the Baltic Sea.
Our Imperial Stout has a rich, malty sweetness, notes of dried fruits & a robust full body. This brew will improve and develop complexity over time and has an intense flavour which is complex and distinctive. 8.5%
VANILLA MILK STOUT - VANILLA INFUSED MILK STOUT
The multi-awared winning Milk Stout has been gently infused with vanilla pods to create an ultra smooth stout with flavours reminiscent of a creme brulee. Best described as a dessert in a glass, gloriously rich and satisfying. 4.5%
HAZLENUT LATTE STOUT - COFFEE HOUSE FAVOURITE IN A BEER!
Roasted Hazlenuts & Java Coffee have been added to our creamy Milk Stout to produce a comforting coffee rich beer with a delicious hazlenut sweetness.
The favourite beer at our 2010 Factoberfest, this is the first time we have bottled it. A rare treat of a beer, enjoy, once it’s gone, it’s gone. 4.5%
CHILLI CHOC STOUT - CHILLI INFUSED CHOCOLATE STOUT
Local chilli’s from the Upton Cheney Chilli Farm have infused our rich chocolate stout with a subtle amount of chilli aroma & a pleasent warming aftertaste. The fruitburst habanero chilli gives a big hot kick, so we have been careful to use it respectfully.
The chilli adds something different to the stout working well with the bitter chocolate flavour without overpowering the other flavours in the beer. 5%
CHOC ORANGE STOUT - ORANGE INFUSED CHOCOLATE STOUT
Orange zest & juice have been added to our Chocolate Stout just prior to bottling to give a fresh orange aroma & flavour to the beer. The classic chocolate orange combination work incredibly well together in this rich, smooth stout.
The orange character adds a refreshing aspect to the beer. 5%
RASPBERRY STOUT - 25KG OF RASPBERRIES - AMAZING
This is our Raspberry Stout, strong and black, yet tart and fruity, a delicious treat of a beer. Surprisingly drinkable, there are flavours of raspberry, chocolate & dark fruits. Brewed using a Belgian yeast & roasted malts & 25kg of Raspberries!
A great after-dinner treat. Drink from a brandy snifter & savour the aromas & flavours. 7.7%
LAPHROAIG CASK STOUT - IMPERIAL STOUT AGED IN LAPHROAIG WHISKY CASKS
This Imperial Stout has spent the last 6 months ageing in oak taking on the famous characteristics of Laphroaig’s 10 year old whisky of peat, smoke & the sea.
The Stouts rich, smooth, roasty flavours combine with the whisky character to produce a complex beer, layered with big flavours.
Enjoy as an after-dinner treat or as an accompaniment to full-flavoured cheeses. 9.5%
GLENLIVET CASK STOUT - IMPERIAL STOUT AGED IN GLENLIVET WHISKY CASKS
This Imperial Stout has spent the last 6 months ageing in oak taking on the famous characteristics of Glenlivet whisky. The Stout's rich, smooth, roasty flavours combine with the whisky character to produce a complex beer, layered with big flavours.
Enjoy as an after-dinner treat or as an accompaniment to full-flavoured cheeses. 10.7%
In January 2011 after the dust had settled on Christmas we decided on a year long brewing challenge to produce 12 bottled Stouts for Christmas 2011. After a great deal of arguing, bickering & hair pulling we decided on our 12 favourites with a number of wierd and wonderful ideas not making the final 12 (next year??).
A year of trials, experiments and patience has nearly come to an end. Tasting, blending and arguing over different brews has lead to a point where we have a truly unique case of 12 different bottle-conditioned stouts.
Head Brewer Chris Kay said “I have enjoyed the challenges this project has thrown up and I’m particularly happy with how the Raspberry Stout has turned out, the 25kg of raspberries that were used in making this beer have given it an incredible aroma. I’ll definitely be having a bottle on Christmas Day.”
Managing Director Simon Bartlett added “We think the ‘12 Stouts’ case will make a fantastic Christmas present, what more could a beer lover want this year?”
There are only 150 cases of the 12 Stouts of Christmas available, they will be available from the brewery or online only.