A devilishly drinkable Stout combining a luscious malty overtones with gentle sweet metallic aftertaste

A devilishly drinkable Stout combining a luscious malty overtones with gentle sweet metallic aftertaste From an original painting by Stewart Sexton

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!

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