After Dinner Dark Beers

A coffee, digestif or combination of the two are popular choices for after-dinner tipple, yet thanks to a myriad of styles and flavours, craft beer can also provide a fitting finale to any meal and a perfect accompaniment for the cold winter nights.

Magic Rock – Common Grounds Coffee Porter

The perfect beer for coffee lovers. Brewed in collaboration with Dark Woods coffee, this rich and roasty Magic Rock porter is overflowing with nutty chocolate, dark berry and complex coffee notes thanks to the addition of seven different types of coffee and malt throughout the brewing process.

Dark Star – Creme Brulee Sweet Stout

Skip dessert, put the blowtorch away, and crack open a can of this Creme Brulee milk stout from Dark Star. The addition of lactose sugar, vanilla beans and loads of roasted malt has resulted in a pleasantly sweet and smooth brew that serves up sweet toffee and caramel notes.

Boundary & HonestBrew – Of The Hills Honey & Tea Porter

HonestBrew journeyed to Northern Ireland to brew a warming seasonal brew with Boundary Brewing. The result was “Of The Hills“, a porter packed with rich and vibrant flavours of Assam Black tea and honey procured from a local Antrim farm who strive to preserve the art of beekeeping in the hills surrounding Belfast city.

Buxton v Omnipollo – Rocky Road – Porter

Imperial stouts and porters are richer, boozier, and ultimately, more debauched equivalents of the classic style. Sometimes named pastry stouts, the style is no stranger to bold flavours and luxurious flavours. This collaboration between Buxton Brewery and Sweden’s Omnipollo is an imperial pecan oatmeal porter brewed with caramel sauce, a heavy hand of vanilla and lactose sugar.