Meantime Single London Stout is derived from the original Stout Porters of the early 19th century. Made without the roast barley used in their Irish descendents; dark malts and London water work closely together to give a beer of great complexity. Soft mocha coffee and vanilla notes on the nose hint at the lingering vanilla notes on the tongue. A velvet mouthfeel holds a rich and complex palate of caramel, molasses, and nut roast, which gives way to a gentle malt-bitter dryness.
Goes well with duck, cold meats, black pudding and similarly rich treats, not to mention oysters.
Winner at the International Beer Challenge September 2008 - World's 50 Best Beers.