When someone walks into Helios and asks what light beers they have, invariably the bar staff ask: “Do you want light in flavour, or light in alcohol?” Because, at 4.2 percent ABV, Hades is Helios’ second lowest alcohol beer, but is by no means light flavoured. It contains vanilla beans and crushed cacao nibs, and both flavours come through clearly.
This beer may look to be as dark as the River Styx, but hold it up to the light and you'll see a tinge of red, like the glowing ember eyes of restless souls. A huge vanilla aroma opens into a smooth, easy drinking stout. Bitter chocolate with a hint of vanilla sweetness fill the mouth, but somehow still allows the palate to finish clean.
When Hades tastes like this, you don’t fear death.
- Chocolate Vanilla Stout