September 17th, 2014


Around The World In 80 Beers episode 154: Sheaf Stout

One for makovette.

Sheaf Stout

Pours a deep chocolate brown with a medium brown head. Looks black and opaque in the glass.

First Sip: Sweet, dark malts, with chocolate, coffee and toffee flavours in the background. Hops is mild but persistent, so it lingers for a long while after the swallow leaving a slightly astringent after-taste. Mouth-feel is thick, with a mild carbonation tingle on the tongue.

The brew is one of the best dark brews in Australia. It's as good as Cooper's Stout, but it's not as bitter and so it is even easier to drink. Sheaf leaves a nice warm feeling in the belly, and the beer burp is nice. This is an exceedingly yummy beer which does not promote drinking in moderation.

Sheaf Stout
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd
5.7% alc/vol
750ml bottle

Sheaf Stout

Same again, sir? YES! oh so very yes.
Photos, art

At Greensted Ongar

The church at Greensted Ongar

The bell tower was built in 1720. The brick extension was built in 1550. The oaken walls of the nave were built in 845. When you consider a mature oak is 400 to 500 years old, these trees were saplings when the Romans were still in Britain.

Greensted Church

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