Ilkley Brewery's The Hanging Stone is a new part of their core range and as an Oatmeal Stout it proudly takes its place as the brewery's perennial dark ale. Pouring a dark brown colour, its notes of chocolate, coffee and a roasty-smokey maltiness which are prominent on the nose. Presenting much of the same as what's perceived on the nose, the palate also has a bit of caramel that is balanced by a roasted coffee bitterness. Its medium body is noted by its creamy mouthfeel whilst the beer, overall, finishes quite dry. For as bold as it looks it's actually quite sessionable. Trust us, this is a nice one.