King Road Cacao Husk Stout & Red Ale

Style
Cacao Stout & Red Ale
ABV
5.5% & 4.7%

King Road’s autumnal pairing for 2024 make a play for shifting seasons, especially of the increasingly cooler Oldbury flats. And what better way to warm the mood than with a chocolaty stout. Utilising cacao husks from Margaret River’s Gabriel Chocolate, as well as a little lactose, King Road find themselves with a very agreeable liquid hug.

Unsurprisingly, there’s dusty baker’s chocolate and milk duds aromas, plus chocolate malt that welcomes a touch of cola in the glass. And, though lactose offers a light creaminess, Cocoa Husk Stout is relatively lean for the premise, keeping a taut sweet / dry / bitter balance which makes making the prospect of a few pints around the King Road fireplace very achievable – or wrapped up in your favourite hoodie for that matter. Simple pleasures.

Likewise, the returning Red Ale seems to look at a complicated beer world and say: "It doesn’t have to be like this." Read our review of the first release here.

Guy Southern

Published April 27, 2024

Name
King Road Brewing Co
Address

796 King Road
Oldbury
WA 6121

Phone
0455 030 547
Open Hours

Monday: 11am to 6pm Tues: Closed
Wed & Thurs: 11am to 6pm
Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday: 11am to 8pm

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