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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 151: Black Dog Dark Mild
Beer
dewhitton
Elgood's Black Dog

Pours a very dark brown with a large head that fades away very quickly. No carbonation visible in the glass.

First Sip: Roasted malts, with a lot of coffee and toffee flavours and a very mild hops. There is a mild sour after-taste. Mouth-feel is medium and a little tingley on the tongue.

This is very nice, but the light sourness is a bit ... odd. I could (and did) easily get used to it, but it's a surprise taste I was not expecting. Even so, this is a yummy beer and I would drink it again if I could get it in Aus. I haven't seen it for sale there. Yet. Definitely one to quaff with smoked meats.

I missed my opportunity yesterday - I refused to shop at the Cheese Barge in Stoke Bruerne. I thought I was being Strong Willed, but I was wrong to not buy cheese. This bitter would go well with a mild cheddar and I don't have any. I have Learned My Lesson. I will buy cheese when I can. And the town of Stilton is just up the road.

Black Dog
Elgood and Sons Ltd, North Brink Brewery
3.6% alc/vol
500ml bottle

Elgood's Black Dog

Same again, sir? Yes please!
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No cheese makes for a sad bat :)

If I can suggest you look for this in your local exotics aisle:

http://lagunitas.com/beers/imperial-stout/

It will not be cheap, but I promise it's Well worth the hunt. Have something rich and smokey on your cheese platter when you crack the top open.

Mako

mmmmmmmm

That would go with smoked meats.

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