Meantime London Stout is derived from the original Stout Porters of the early 19th century. Made without the roast barley used in their Irish descendents; dark malts and London water work closely together to give a beer of great complexity. Soft mocha coffee and vanilla notes on the nose hint at the lingering vanilla notes on the tongue. A velvet mouthfeel holds a rich and complex palate of caramel, molasses, and nut roast, which gives way to a gentle malt-bitter dryness.
A steadfast companion to duck, cold meats, black pudding and similarly rich treats, not to mention oysters.
Cases of 12 x 500ml
Four different roasted malts go into Meantime's London Stout, creating flavours of black treacle, dark raisins and coffee - all of these perfectly complement the spice, dried fruit and dark sugar used in this recipe. Adding Meantime IPA adds sweet malt flavours and complexity, plus some hoppy bitterness to contrast with the rich flavour and texture of the pudding.