Rekindle lost love with Double Stout
Back when Fuller's originally brewed Double Stout, stout simply meant strong. Now, of course, in modern brewing parlance, stout is a style all of its own. It's to be expected that a few things have changed in that time though – we first brewed it in 1893.
A recipe revived
Lost for more than a century, Double Stout is the second beer in the Past Masters series – recreated with love, care and a recipe that borders on the antique. Its signature ingredient is Plumage Archer barley, a Victorian variety that's been carefully malted and kilned using authentic 19th century methods.
Almost black but with crimson highlights, this creamy beer offers a rich, fruity aroma and smoky, bittersweet chocolate notes. Bitter hops find the tongue, but they're balanced by creamy malt, as the beer draws towards a velvety, lasting finish with hints of dark fruit, chocolate and coffee.
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To get as close as possible to the original recipe, our brewers followed a similar 'mashing and sparging' routine to that used in 1893 – despite the considerable advancements in brewing technology since then.