HIX Oyster Ale
HIX Oyster Ale, winner of two gold stars at the 2009 Great Taste Awards, is made by a long-established family brewery, Palmers in Bridport, Dorset. It pours a pleasing deep brown, almost black in colour and throws a fine-bubbled, long-lasting thick head.
Tasting Note: Quite smooth, with hazelnuts, cocoa and caramel, the dark malty flavours display a hint of sweetness. Real emphasis on fruit and nuts, and yet not too heavy or cloying on the palate.