Jack Tar Imperial Stout – Sail & Anchor

Thank you, thank you, thank you Darren, thank you! Me mate Daz recommended this stout a while back and I’d been saving up to buy a bottle ever since. At $10.99 for a 640 ml bottle, this is not an everyday purchase but WOW! it’s worth every cent.

Sail & Anchor - Jack Tar Imperial Stout - both stout and imperial
Sail & Anchor – Jack Tar Imperial Stout – both stout and imperial

 

Forgetting what I said about real craft brews, this is a truly an amazing stout. Dark and mysterious, it pours smoothly into the glass, leaving a tobacco-tinged head. It’s thick and creamy with the sort of tight  bubbles that you associate with a widget-style brew. Rich and complex, it slides down beautifully, not that you want to rush it. There’s hints of molasses and black jelly babies, even juniper, a bit like a top pint of Guinness with a Geneva Gin in it ……… a Ginness? And it’s potent too. At 9.5%, it’s not to be messed with but, treated with respect, it’s quite an experience.

Are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced?

If I was to give give stars in my reviews, I would give ‘Jack Tar’ 5 stars!

Don’t worry, you won’t be getting 5 Star. Jack Tar is black, Frank Black is white, Barry White is black, so here’s Jack White with “I’m Shakin'”

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