You'll always find a special release or two on tap at the Lord Nelson whenever you pass through, but occasionally you get an extra special special release. Brewer Damon decided to hold back a keg of last year's Annileation, the brewery's annual Irish style stout complete with "mocha notes on the palate and a creamy texture". The new release has been pouring for a little while now and is due to be joined by the aged version very soon. According to the brewery it's brought a "mellow softness to the rich mocha palate, a deep colour to the head" and delivers "a finer bead". Look out too for the Broadside, the Lord Nelson's take on a Belgium strong ale in style, complete with "layers of toasty caramel malts and chocolate notes on the finish". Goes great with the prime Hereford rib eye in the Brasserie, apparently.
Published June 8, 2011 2011-06-08 00:00:00