Eight Degrees - Knockmealdown - Stout - 5.0% ABV, 50l Keg (88 Pints)
Price Above is Keg Only - Vat Included
No Tap Included - Store Pickup
Steel 62.45 kg full
Diameter Ø 394mm Height 532mm
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Like tackling the Knockmealdowns in a blizzard, this beer is not for wimps. Balancing dark malts with bitter hops, this robust stout offers a rich chocolaty aroma and distinctive espresso flavour. It has a smooth, full body with a dry finish. Makes a beef stew taste that bit beefier, contrasts beautifully with blue cheese or savour with an intense chocolate cake.
Knockmealdown Irish Stout was named Best in Ireland in the Stout category at the 2016 World Beer Awards and was awarded a gold star at the 2014 Great Taste Awards.
Style: Dry Irish stout
Malt: Irish pale malt, dark crystal, roasted barley, chocolate malt, flaked barley.
Hops: Fuggles, Admiral.
Strength: 5% ABV
Bitterness: 41 IBUs
Tasting notes: Colour/appearance: pours a jet black with a tan head.
Aroma: a malt-forward, espresso and molasses nose.
Flavour: roasted mocha with smooth mouthfeel and a solid bitter backbone.
Aftertaste: dry milk chocolate in the finish.
Food pairings: When the weather turns cold, this works brilliantly in, and with, a traditional beef and stout stew. Try it with lobster and prepare to be pleasantly surprised as the beer brings out the sweetness in the shellfish.
For something completely different, hang on to the stout for the end of the meal; bold chocolate and espresso flavours make it good accompaniment to a dense, dark chocolate cake or contrast the sweetness of the stout with the saltiness of our local Cashel Blue cheese.
Well worth trying in a chocolate cake or these Double Chocolate Knockmealdown Irish Stout Brownies.
2016 World Beer Awards: Ireland winner – Stout
2014 Great Taste Awards: one gold star
Eight Degrees Brewing, Unit 3, Coolnanave Industrial Park, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, Ireland.