BREWER: Stardust, Berkshire, England
VESSEL: 330ml tin
DATE OF POST: 5th December 2021
Is Just Stout a world beater? Nope.
Is it in fact, Just Stout. Yep.
Is that a problem? Absolutely flippin’ not.
The whole theme get’s going with an unassuming tin. No craziness. No wild art. Just a very smart tin, a tin of Just Stout.
Nose wise again, not mind boggling, not fancy, very nice however. And you know what, it smells just like Stout. Funny that.
Taste is a warming caramel with a lovely dry finish. Straight to the point, no messin’, kinda Stout like, ya know…
And the more I think of it, the better the name of this brew becomes. Not many craft brewers just do a Stout nowadays.
Blueberry Muffin oatmeal Nitro Stout…tonnes of ‘em.
27.4% Coffee & molasses imperial double triple chocolate Stout collab with I’m a Big Boy Now Brewing Co, flippin’ millions it would seem.
But Just Stout, not many at all.
Sometimes you just want a good simple dark brew. And Stardust have delivered.
Jymi’s Rating: 75%
Just Stout: Great name; Great packaging.
This is a good start. I’ve been looking forward to diving into this stout from Stardust Brewery.
The first thing to note is that this bad boy is quite highly carbonated for a stout. I’m passing no judgement on that – it’s just an observation.
However, where I will pass judgement is on the beer itself (of course). And my overall view is that Stardust have made a solid stout.
Just Stout is nutty upfront, which gives way to a light fizz ending, all polished off by a slight bitterness. This does two things: it makes it a very pleasant drink and it makes it quite light for a stout. But where JS comes into its own, it’s in its session ability. Many stouts can be quite heavy. But this isn’t.
So, if your looking for a lighter stout that is still unmistakably a stout, look no further.
Sammy’s Rating: 85%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 80%
MOB review next weekend: DRAGON STOUT by DESNOES & GEDDES
Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze since 2017