BEER: Stoke Amber
Brewed in sunny Nelson by the McCashin family. ‘Tank conditioned’ over three weeks too. The question remains about tank vs bottle conditioning but this looks pretty smart.
Creamy. A rich and creamy amber this one, that malted grain looking roasted but not quite over into the charcoal/heavily toasted end of the spectrum. It falls into the more creamy end of the amber spectrum, the malted grain looking prominent but not quite falling into the more smoky, charcoal end of the spectrum. It’s almost milky in that caramel smooth malted ride actually, like a chocolate milk shake only beery.
Super smooth and generous I’d like to see a fraction more intensity here, but that creaminess is satisfying and good. Good to very good.