North End Salt and Wood Stout Varadero (440ml Can)
At North End Brewery we love rum: we love drinking it, we love matching beers with it and most of all we love aging beer over the oak barrels that were used to make it. Stout Varadero is the result of a collaboration with Wellington rum purveyors: Havana Bar. A dark, rich, warming oatmeal and rye stout aged on a blend of 3, 5, and 15 years old Ron Varadero rum barrel oak.
Dark brown to black in colour. Sweet stouts come in three main varieties - milk stout, oatmeal stout, and foreign stout. Milk stouts are made with the addition of lactose, and are sweet, low-alcohol brews. Oatmeal lends a smooth fullness of body to stouts, while foreign stouts are stronger (6.5-8% abv) and have a sweet malt profile and high esters. All of the sweet stouts are noted for their restrained roastiness in comparison with other stouts, and low hop levels.