The Death’s-head Hawk-moth is the largest European Hawk-moth. It is a native of Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East but in most years, it visits Britain in small numbers. With a distinctive marking on the thorax resembling a human skull it was traditionally considered a harbinger of doom with fanciful associations to the supernatural (as mentioned in Bram Stoker’s Dracula). To compound these misgivings it has a habit of squeaking through its proboscis when disturbed or handled.
To reflect the moth’s dark appearance and large body, this beer could only be a stout. Its subtle beauty and contrasting colours are celebrated with a balance of roasted malt and moreish sweetness. A fine beer and the perfect accompaniment for red meat. It is rumoured to be especially delicious served with liver and fava beans, instead of a nice Chianti!Back