Stout

Russian Imperial, dry, sweet, milk, American, oatmeal: whichever it is, it's the beautiful stout. A direct descendant of the porter, it got its moniker because it was a stronger, roastier version of its mother beer--a "stout" porter, if you will. Over the years the "porter" was dropped from the name and various transformations took place in accordance with the local tastes and availability of ingredients leaving us with a wide array of this beautiful dark beer.

The dry Irish version, thanks to the likes of Guinness, is the most famous and many breweries around the world brew their own interpretation. The English stout from a brewery like St. Austell tends to be more sweet, especially in terms of the milk stout which has a rounder, sweeter quality. Conversely, the American type is considerably more bold with a lot more hop and roast character; Tiny Rebel's got a good example. Yet, the granddaddy of them all is the Russian Imperial Stout--De Molen is famous for their Rasputin and Northern Monk has got a great one to try--big, brazen, and massively intense; bring a friend if you intend to overindulge!

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Fantastic service and fantastic beer. I would highly recommend a perfect draft machine. The leffe is as good as in a bar.
The service from Beer Hawk themselves has been excellent - they have a fantastic range of beers, and always ship them out quickly. Unfortunately they are let down by their choice of courier, UK Mail, who have poor customer service and response times. I will say that when I have had problems with delivery, Beer Hawk have gone out of their way to help me liaise with the courier to resolve it. I feel if they used a more reliable service such as DPD I'd feel more confident ordering from them more regularly. I always caveat any recommendations with this, which is a shame because Beer Hawk is otherwise a great site with some brilliant products and a good team behind it.
Good selection of US and UK beers with quick delivery