What can be said about Comrade Bill that hasn't been said already? According to Jeff Evans "A Bold and Tasty Russian Stout with a mouthfilling, airy, texture and a lot of enjoyable, peppery, bitter chocolate flavours", and who am I to argue?
2007 has been Comrade Bills year, with a Silver for the cask version and Gold for the Bottle at the Regional S.I.B.A. awards and then going on to win Gold Nationally. (more to follow!)
Maris Otter Pale Malt with crystal, dark crystal, amber, chocolate and just a bit of roast Barley giving a deep dark body. The hops are quite simply Galena for a two hour boil and then finishing off with East Kent Goldings.
He may be more Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Gummo and Zeppo than Karl but he can stand beside me at the barricades anytime.