Akasha American Stout

Style
American Stout
ABV
6.0%

It’s long been customary, when winter arrives, for breweries to release a dark beer of some kind. There’s just something about all those extra malt characters – the richness, the sweetness and the roast – that serve as comfort to the cold when you sip away at them nice and slow. But malt has never really been what Akasha is about. They use plenty of malt, of course – and are as fussy as any brewer about the kinds they use – but their beers are ultimately designed to put hops on a pedestal. So when it came to brewing a dark beer, why try and change what’s in your DNA?

So it is that Akasha’s winter offering is an American style stout characterised by, you guessed it, hops. They’ve opted for a couple of their favoured varieties, Cascade and Centennial, and their pronounced characters come through everywhere from aroma through to bitterness. And yet you wouldn't say this is an especially robust beer. The dark malts do combine with the hops to add a different kind of depth in comparison to the rest of the lighter coloured beers of the Akasha range, but the flavours still feel tight and punchy as opposed to rounded – although the addition of oats does add some of the customary creaminess. As such, this is the kind of stout you're likely to find yourself knocking back quickly and reaching for another glass, rather than trying to earn your reward through slow sipping.

Nick O

Published July 20, 2017

Name
Akasha Taproom & Brewery
Address

10-12 Spencer Street
Five Dock
NSW 2046

Phone
(02) 9715 7156
Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 8pm
Fridays: 2pm to 8pm
Saturdays: midday to 8pm
Sundays: midday to 7pm

Regular events

Food trucks Fri to Sun
Super Chill Saturdays: Rudderless Records set lists + takeaway case specials + discounted jugs

Tours

By appointment

Obsidian 2024
Gypsy Hub

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