Traditionally men known as 'poorter's' would haul sacks filled with herbs and spices from tradesmen's ships to the gates of cities. This tradition has led some to argue that the 'Porter' style beer claimed by the British is in fact Dutch. Either way, Lowlander has brewed a typically Dutch beer with liquorice root and vanilla that delivers a robust, sweet and surprisingly drinkable Poorter.
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout captures our gift to the world: deep, rich and satisfying beer. Originally brewed in Dublin and first exported in 1802 it's been brewed locally throughout Asia, Africa and the Caribbean since the 1960s. Here, it's the undisputed Guinness beer of choice. Today, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is a Guinness world-beater 40% of the world's Guinness Beer is a little foreign and has a little extra. Extra Stout: Export Class Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is brewed with extra hops to give it distinctive character and extra shelf-life in warmer climates. It's an export-class beer for countries with a taste for distinction. Experience it as it was meant to be enjoyed; in a glass or as it comes, straight from the bottle.
Now you can enjoy the perfect pub pint at home from a can thanks to the ingenious widget that won a Queen's Award for Technological Advancement in 1991 and has delighted customers ever since. The 'widget' is actually a plastic moulded device that sits at the bottom of a can until it's opened and then releases a little beer and nitrogen, forcing a surge of bubbles that settle to form the tight white head - in short, the perfect pint at home. Guinness Draught in cans is best served straight from the fridge.
Guinness Original is steeped in heritage - a whole costume drama in a bottle. It's naturally Guinness a complex beer full of character that's great with food. Strong tasting with a distinctive roasted bitterness, Guinness Original is their authentic carbonated classic. It'll transport you back to an 18th Century world of stouts when the ancestor of this beer was known as Guinness East and West India porter. In 1821, the definitive early Guinness became known as Extra Superior Porter. At 4.2% ABV, it's a mature, conditioned brew for a richer Guinness experience. So own a Guinness Original. Own the art of Arthur.
Caskmates is a partnership with Irish craft brewer Franciscan Wells, where the brewers age Jameson Original in their used stout barrels. Nose: The initial aroma of freshly mown Hay is complimented by a crisp orchard fruit character, green apples and pears along with a twist of lime zest. Mild pot still spices appear, deepening from green tea to hazelnut and milk chocolate. Taste: As expected, there is the initial sweet mouth coating typical of the Irish pot still whiskey inclusion. Then the effect of the beer cask finish becomes apparent with the subtle touch of hops and cocoa beans. Some marzipan and charred oak add to the complexity. Finish: Long and sweet with milk chocolate and butterscotch.
Straight from the heart of charred oak barrels for a hint of smokiness. Bacardi Oakheart is a tribute to the legendary and modern day adventurer. It honours their core essence. A fierce loyalty, stout-heart and unwavering resolve, these timeless quantities, backed by over a century of Bacardi tradition, are reflected in the robust taste of Oakheart. A smooth spiced rum with a hint of smokiness that stands up to any challenge. Rich and oaky with hints of smoke and background notes of dried fruit often associated with whiskey. A robust flavour that stands up to any challenge with a one-two punch of maple and honey followed by vanilla and caramel. Slightly sweet and peppery with a noticeable rum kick.
Double Stout is based on a coded brewers' log that was recently discovered in the brewery archives. The use of the UK's last remaining solid oak mash tuns and East Kent Golding hops bear the hallmarks of a signature brew by Britain's oldest brewer. This magnificent example of a classic double stout delivers a velvety-smooth palate of dry, burnt flavours - complemented by roast, cocoa and coffee notes. Black, creamy and delicious; it is a Shepherd Neame masterpiece.