A big phat rounded american style stout finished with a nitro charge. To the eye, a deep black abyss, hissing up coffee coloured nitro bubbles, topped with a rich, creamy head. Up your nose, the initial pungent and complex hop aroma gets piny and resinous before fading to the rich, roasted chocolatey malt body. In your mouth, the assertive hop flavours and 70 IBUs of bitterness on the front mellow to a sweet, phat, chocolate and toasted malt combination, while the 6.5% ABV warms you all the way down.
Newly rebranded Vale Brewing (formerly McLaren Vale Beer Company) has let its head brewer Jeff Wright off the leash with the launch of a new brand Fox Hat Brewing. It’s the latest venture for the business established initially in 2008 as a brewing company based in South Australia but brewing under license interstate before building its own brewery in Willunga, in the heart of McLaren Vale.
DID YOU KNOW?
Fox Hat have recently completed a collaboration with Adelaide Hill’s brewery company Prancing Pony. It was decided, after many beers, that Prancing Pony’s India Red Ale would mix perfectly with the Fox Hat’s stout, and so it was, ending up as the Foxy Pony.