White Bay Beer Co Dolcé Noir Imperial Stout

Style
Imperial Chocolate Stout
ABV
9.0%

Given the era in which we live – one in which there's a flurry of excitement for dessert-like releases in which one of the only ways to identify the liquid as beer is the word "beer" on the label – and the contents of the ingredient list on Dolcé Noir, you'd be forgiven for thinking this winter release from White Bay should come with a handy guide on how to unblock arteries. Not only is it a 9 percenter but it's tagged a chocolate stout and features lactose as well as toasted hazelnuts and vanilla beans.

On the other hand, if you're au fait with releases to date from the Balmain brewery, you'll likely have picked up that head brewer Dennis de Boer prefers his beers tightly wound. Of course, there's limits to how tightly wound you can make an imperial chocolate stout featuring lactose, toasted hazelnuts and vanilla beans, but he's given it a red hot go.

So, instead of a swampy artery-fluffer, you have a beer in which the dark chocolate, sweet nuttiness and rich fudge flavours are delivered in a very palatable manner. If you're of my wife's era and tastes, it makes a great pairing for Ferrero Rocher or can easily stand alone as a dessert on its own, albeit one you won't struggle to polish off even in its 440ml serve. Who knows, you might even go back for seconds...

James Smith

Published August 7, 2020

Name
White Bay Beer Co
Address

26C Mansfield Street
Rozelle
NSW 2039

Open Hours

Thurs & Fri: 4pm to 10pm
Saturday: midday to 10pm
Sunday: midday to 8pm

AIBA 2024 entries B2
Frigid Cloud 2 B

More from White Bay Beer Co

White Bay Beer Co Holidaze, Maracujá, Light Pillars & On Middle Earth
Hazy Pale, Fruit Sour, NZ Pils & NZ Hazy IPA
5.3% & 4.3% & 4.8% & 6.2%
White Bay Beer Co In Good Company
Hazy Pale Ale
5.2%
White Bay Beer Co Bendy
Czech Style Pilsner
4.1%
White Bay Beer Co Porter w/ Coconut & Cocoa Nibs
Porter with Coconut & Cocoa Nibs
6.3%
White Bay Frontier Fields & Premium Bounce
Hazy IPAs
6.8% & 7.4%
White Bay Groovy Rhythm
Hazy IPA
6.7%
White Bay & Lotus Dining Group Australian Rice Lager
Rice Lager
4.5%
White Bay Beer Co Ripple Effect & Drip
Hazy IPA & Coffee Porter
7.2% & 6.5%
White Bay Beer Co Jettison IPA
Juicy IPA
6.4%
White Bay Beer Co West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
7.3%
White Bay Beer Co Stack Up
IPA
6.7%
White Bay & The Little Marionette Blend 26 Coffee Porter
Coffee Porter
8.2%
White Bay Beer Co Thick Of Things IPA
Hazy IPA
6.3%
White Bay Beer Co Wherever I Rove
IPA
6.0%
White Bay Beer Co Higher Now DDH Pale
DDH Pale
5.5%
White Bay Beer Co Common Ground Baltic Porter
Baltic Coffee Porter
6.3%
White Bay Beer Co Gantry Crane
Czech Style Pilsner
5.0%
White Bay Beer Co Lager
Lager
4.7%
White Bay Beer Co Sunny Pale Ale
Pale Ale
4.5%