Big Drop Chocolate Milk Stout is dark, rich and indulgent. Just delicious.
Notes of coffee, cocoa nibs and a lingering hint of sweet vanilla.
Chill but take out of the fridge about an hour or so before drinking. Let the decadence warm up. Pour slow to release that coffee aroma. Try with oysters, or chocolate.
Big Drop don’t remove the alcohol. Or halt fermentation. What they do is ‘out and out weird’, says brewer Johnny Clayton. (He’s renowned for his experiments).
So the Big Drop full brewing process produces full-flavoured beers that stand up against full-strength contemporaries.
Big Drop is at the forefront of low/no alcohol beer innovation. It has won beer competition awards and critical acclaim from seasoned beer writers and critics. (And it was runner-up in the Drinks Category of the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2018.)
Started with the stout
Big Drop founder Rob Fink began a brewery to create an alcohol free stout. On stopping drinking, he was unable to find his favourite style of beer minus the ABV. He found a brewery that would rent its equipment, met Johnny – former head brewer at Wild Beer Co – and Big Drop began.