Dainton Family Brewery Black Sheep Brunch Stout

Dainton Brewery & Taphouse

Published July 20, 2016

Their long-awaited brewery and venue is finally open and their brewery is pretty much ready to start making beer. All of which means this beer could well be the last brewed by Dan Dainton and his merry band of assistants on a multitude of breweries around Victoria – and it's one the Dainton crew reckon is one of their best too.

In other hands, the addition of coffee (in extract form) and flaked oats to a stout may well lead to it being tagged a breakfast stout, although here they've gone for brunch. We'd posit that, were it not for the fact that we're in Australia and not the Home Counties, they could have gone with "Elevenses Stout". Why? Well, the coffee is kept in check, playing second (or third) bassoon to the chocolate characters that lead the way. The oats keep things soft and rounded, while there's just enough roast to balance it out while leaving the beer very much in sweet stout territory.

If it is the last gypsy brew for Dainton, it's a fine sign off. That it was brewed at Brookes in Bendigo should perhaps come as no surprise as Doug's something of a master when it comes to fulsome, darker ales.

Read our article on Dainton's new joint in Carrum Downs

Dainton Brewery & Taphouse

560 Frankston Dandenong Rd
Carrum Downs
VIC 3201

For sales, call 03 9775 0334
Open Hours

Thursday: 3pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 8pm