Beer #155 - W/C 12 February 2018
BEER // If you've ever been to Hamilton, you'll know 3 things. There is brilliant beer, brilliant ice-cream and the Riff Raff statue should totally rate higher than #15 on TripAdviser's list of 69 things to do in Hamilton. Both Good George and Duck Island Ice Cream are regularly described as 'the best thing to come out of Hamilton' so it makes perfect sense that they'd come together to create a beer. When tasting some of the range, it was clear to brewmaster Brian Watson that the Blackberry, Sage & Honey ice cream would translate beautifully into a milk stout. Don't go expecting a glass of melted ice cream- this is definitely a stout first with the unusual additions complimenting the roasty, chocolate malt flavours and the sweet, creamy body. The lactose and honey make for a sweet, dessert beer. We drank this with friends and everyone tasted something different - from "overpowering sage" to "couldn't taste any blackberries or sage at all". This is a great one to share with a friend or two and argue about what it tastes like.
BREWERY // Good George
BEER // Blackberry, Sage & Honey
STYLE // Cream Stout
ORIGIN // Frankton, Hamilton
ABV // 5%
TEMPERATURE // Cellar Temp. 7-11 C
FOOD MATCH // Blackberry, sage & honey ice cream. Mexican mole. Curryflower. By itself for dessert.
GLASS // China Mug. Stout Glass. Dimpled Glass