Regular readers will know that I occasionally foray into territory other than wine. Most frequently, this involves beer.
I’ve been tasting some beers for a future Sunday Express column this evening, and two stood out.
First, Tesco Finest Traditional Porter, from Harviestoun Brewery. It’s inky dark and full of flavour, with lovely malt, chocolate and roast coffee notes. Thick textured and delicious.
Secondly, Innis & Gunn’s Triple Matured Oak-Aged Beer. Innis & Gunn flirt with spoofiness with some of their beers, but this carries it off. It’s rich and sweet, with striking vanilla and coconut notes from the oak. The Rioja of beers.