Stay toasty this winter with these Australian stouts!
Forget the fireplace and heater, this winter tuck into a hearty Australian stout or two to keep you warm.
With nights around Australia already reaching freezing temperatures and restrictions around pubs easing, it’s the perfect time to get familiar with some of the finest Australian stouts available. New beer drinkers needn’t worry as there’s an Australian stout to entice even the most inexperienced of palates.
So grab your mates and a couple of warm cold ones and get ready to sip on our top 10 Australian stout picks:
Big Shed Brewing Concern
Golden Stout Time
Golden Gaytimes usually remind us of hot summer days spent by the pool, but the team at Big Shed Brewing have masterfully turned that feeling on its head and into a sweet wintery stout. Donned Golden Stout Time, it tastes frighteningly similar to the real deal; and with a 5.4% ABV, you won’t feel too naughty leaving room for this dessert.
Preferably poured from a nitro tap, this Australian stout is as foamy, smooth and satisfying as they come. If you get your hands on the bottles, however, make sure to pour hard to get a significant head and enjoy the best out of this delectably creamy stout.
West End Brewery
Southwark Old Stout
Debatably the quintessential Australian stout, it’s staunch and no-nonsense, with subtle hints of sweetness. To many drinkers, it is frankly faultless. This South Australian icon has been faithfully brewed since 1928 and is sure to satisfy anyone with a taste for old school brewing.
You shouldn’t have any trouble finding this in your local bottle shop and for a good reason. It has a slightly thinner body than Southwark but is incredibly balanced with a smooth roasted flavour. Coopers are well known for their quality and consistency. Grab one, or two.
Pikes Beer Company
Choc Vanilla Extra Stout
This is one limited release beer that’s worth keeping your eye out for! It’s probably not for your entry-level beer drinkers coming in a 500mL bottle and at a whopping 7.8% ABV. Despite the intimidating numbers behind it, you’ll find drinking this Choc Vanilla Extra Stout will be full of body and character – it’ll make you hope there’s another larger release.
Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Cake Hole Black Forest Stout
Inspired by the world-famous cake of the same name, the similarities do not stop with the name. Sour cherry notes accompanied by cacao and vanilla, this Moon Dog creation is as light as imaginable on the palate. If you’re a fan of the dessert, then definitely don’t skip this one.
Colonial Brewing Company
It’s potentially blasphemous to some beer drinkers to place a porter within this list, but without going too far into it, they are essentially the same (sorry!). If ever there was a porter to bring the most hardcore stout aficionados to their knees, it’d be this dream creation.
Barossa Valley Brewing
Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake
Above all else, this Australian stout packs a mean peanut butter flavour that would even leave Bega envious. Despite its immense flavour, it remains approachable and can be likened to a “liquid snickers bar”. If you have a sweet tooth then Barossa Valley’s Brewing Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake is definitely for you.
Little Bang Brewing Company
Foreign Extra Stout
An impressively easy drinking stout for the ABV. It’s consistent all the way through with almost a hint of sourness in the finish. Notes of coffee and chocolate round out this classic extra stout.
Phat Mongrel Oatmeal Stout
With nuttier malts and a great full mouthfeel, this Australian stoutwill transport you to an old English pub, as you drink alongside a traditional counter meal. You’ll notice the significant bitterness and soft carbonation while you slouch further into your chair for a well deserved rest after work.
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