Sublime Chaos Breakfast Stout – ABV 7%
The ‘Best Stout in Europe’ at the World Beer Awards 2015, this huge sticky breakfast stout is made with Ethiopian coffee beans and dry crisp New Zealand hops.
Look: Black pour with a thick pale tan head on top and average carbonation.
Aroma: Loads of rich black coffee and mocha, plus some chocolate and roasted malts.
Taste: Again plenty of coffee and chocolate with the roasted malts coming through stronger. A nice balance of caramel and toffee, nutty sweetness and dry bitter finish in a medium body.
Verdict: Sublime? Absolutely. Chaos? I’m not sure about that. I think these guys knew exactly what they were doing – and it seems like the World Beer Awards 2015 think so too.