I have already had the Meantime London stout and it was quite lovely. This time around it was still lovely but I found it a little on the thin side? Even though it had a creamy texture, almost like a notrogenated draught stout.
Anyway moving on....
The Young's Special London Ale pictured above is one of the gifts I got at the Beer Bloggers Conference in my Young's goodie bag. The other Young's beer was a casualty of war, fitting that it was Bombardier then that was KIA.
At 6.4% there is no messing about with this beer.The aroma was grainy and earthy with some horlicks hiding in the background.
The taste was surprising though, it had a lager like refreshing quality I was not expecting. The fact that this beer is 6.4% does not escape you as it is rather boozy.The finish was a mix of sweet caramel, some bitter earthy hops and a somewhat spicy tingle on the tongue.
All in I enjoyed it but one was enough, this is not a session beer, nor is it a sipper, instead it lies somewhere in between the two...
I should be in London again pretty soon so I hope to get some more London ales to try. More on that to follow.