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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Beer Hawk is rated 4.34 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 4585 merchant reviews

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Good selection of US and UK beers with quick delivery
I sent an order from Darwin Australia to be delivered to a friends birthday in the UK. This arrived promptly and was a fantastic surprise for my friend who really enjoyed the beer . I forgot to add a birthday message and I sent a message to do this and the lovely guy there added this for me. It was a huge success. Thank you Beer Hawk.
The beers arrived very promptly thank you, alas I ordered 8 glasses and the wrong ones arrived. They were for a gift , so I promptly phoned the office. Quite abrupt staff saying I was talking to wrong area, but I pointed out to them I was phoning number on website, not customers fault that if no one from customer services answers that it gets diverted to another area of the company. Eventually got through to appropriate person and informed them of error. They said they had packed my glasses and didn't know why I had been sent the wrong ones, agreed that I had and they said they could see my glasses still in the warehouse. Man said he would organise the correct ones to be sent out. That was three weeks ago. Still no glasses, over 20 attempts to ring ( no answer) eventually got through last week the gentleman who said they had gone from warehouse and that he would Contact courier and get back to me within the hour. Surprise surprise nothing heard back and that was last week. The 60th birthday party has been and gone now, and I haven't been able to give my gift of a variety of your beers and glasses. Your large box of ring glasses is still taking room up in my kitchen as I don't know what to do with them. Please , please can I have my glasses!!! Avoid this company I'm afraid as their customer service is pants. I wanted to support smaller businesses, but I'm now regretting that decision.