Redchurch Brewery Old Ford Export Stout 7.5%

Originally one of Redchurch’s special edition brews, this has joined the ranks in the brewery’s core range and it’s not hard to see why.

Let’s take those columbus hops for a journey to East London:

Look

This is borderline black IPA territory: an inky black cola-coloured pour with a creamy brown head.

Nose

A rich malt backdrop hosts espresso, burned toffee, dark chocolate, treacly molasses and a hint of cherry.

Taste

Complex and full-bodied thanks to the columbus and simcoe hops. Layers of sweetness, including cherry and forest fruits, sit on top of roasted barley bitterness. Under that comes earthy spice before a long, lingering rich and toasted malt finish.

Verdict

Much like one of my old favourite TV shows, the Big Breakfast, which was filmed in the Old Ford area, this is as full of character as Johnny Vaughan, as lovely as Denise Van Outen and easily enjoyed every day of the week.

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