We are excited about finding out what Big Drop will bring to the stout party as other lowbrew stouts have fallen short. Well, first off, this is flat. Very flat. However, it smells delightful with a full stout coffee like aroma. Dark and glossy too.

On taste several flavours bounce around your mouth seemingly competing with each other; bitterness, coffee, toffee and a slightly burned aftertaste. Probably due to it’s low alcohol content, this tastes more like it belongs in the porter range. It feels thinner and less intense.

"Flavours bounce around your mouth"

Big Drop Stout has quite a heavy taste with a thin mouth feel and initially had, we hate to say this, a disappointing finish. The taste improved significantly when warmed up to room temperature. Our initial scores jumped around 20% on a retrial.

A good effort, but the low alcohol stout still seems a target yet to be hit. Try it but ensure you pocket a few of their other outstanding ales too.

ABV: 0.5%
Kcal per 100ml: 27.5
Serving size: 330ml

What the label says:
“Milk Stout. To drink. Not to be drunk.”

Lowbrew Rating: 70%

Taste - 70%
Smell - 76%
Finish - 70%
Comfort - 50%
Value - 80%