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TGIF: Stout And About

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Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…



Besides having the most imaginative name for a beer you will hear this week (maybe even this month) this stout is a sharp brew with sweetness and plenty of zing.

The initial pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with a decent size frothy tan head. The aroma definitely evokes memories of coffee and cocoa, with hints of chocolate and lactic.

The beer balances out with a nice flavour that follows the first few sips; the creamy body is rich in hops (naturally) and the traditional lemon/citrus tidbits. The presentation is inviting in the pint glass, providing the latte stout with the quintessential “beer drinker” look.

We wouldn’t necessarily suggest a meal to pair it with, although something saltier would go well with the overall creamy/sugary experience. And at 5.1 ABV, you can certainly have a few in one sitting.

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Stu Lynam

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