Breakfast Beer Tasting: Nobby's Wild West

Nobby’s Brewery is based in the Ward Arms pub in the High St of Guilsborough, Northamptonshire.

The basics: It’s 500ml, bottle-conditioned and 4.6%. It poured mahogany with good carbonation and a tight beige head. The aroma was roast barley, sweet malt and some fruit.

Taste: Medium bodied. A strong dose of roast barley, along with some coffee and a little liquorice toffee. The roast barley gives a lot of almost astringent bitterness that is never balanced out.

Finish: Medium level of roast coffee bitterness.

Conclusion: Not sure what this was supposed to be.  Stout? Porter? The roast barley dominated too much for my palate and made it very one dimensional and quite hard to drink. One for the meter reader. 


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