A friend posted on her Facebook page about these two beers from Good George Brewing and I had to try them. I sent Mr off on a mission to New World Thorndon and its huge beer selection. His hunt was successful and on Friday I cracked these babies open.
One thing that came to mind with both of these was, gateway beers to the whole craft beer thing. They are both different from your average pub tap larger but not too different to make you worry that you may turn into a hipster.
Rocky Road White Stout.
I started with the Rocky Road White Stout. I love a good stout and had never had a white one, you can read a bit about what a white stout is here. I found the colour being so different strange but I could taste the stoutness. The rocky road came through in the form of raspberries with a hint of chocolate and it was an interesting taste. I did find it a little hard to get past the fact that it wasn’t a larger.
My thinking is I would buy it again, it would be good with cheese, chicken and creamy food. All the c’s! It would be a nice edition to a BBQ and even Christmas.
Rocky Road Black Stout.
This version is far more stout like and I found it easier to get my head around. I also enjoyed the predominant coffee taste but there is still a hint of the raspberry. Something about it reminded me of the sweet Asian style coffees.
I liked it and would buy it again. It is not the heavy kind of stout but a good way to get an idea about the stout flavour. It is the kind of beer that I would happily have as my only beer of the evening, yes, sometimes I do that. It would also finish a hearty meal off nicely.