Independent Stout – Independent Brewing Company of Ireland
There is something about winter and Christmas that draws me towards stout. Maybe it’s the darkness of the drink with its nice creamy head and the fact it doesn’t have to be cold to enjoy, but whatever it is, it’s certainly the time of year for it.
With so many good Irish Stouts on the market now, one is spoiled for choice. I love my Guinness like most of the country, but that’s when I’m in a pub. When at home I tend to go for Craft Stouts.
Lately I’ve tried Independent Stout from the Independent Brewing Company of Ireland. This is a Galway run operation and they are producing some great bevvys.
The thing I love about stout is the range of flavours you get from it and Independent Stout is full of that. It’s rich and full-bodied with a kind of sweetness to it. Flavours of toffee, coco and vanilla are all washed down with a nice toastyness.
You should be able to pick up a bottle in most good Off Licence’s and it will set you back around €3.20 per 500ml bottle