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I’m not the first to blog about this, but it’s worth the extrawords: Williams Bros Profanity Stout, currently available in the Sainsbury’sGreat British Beer Hunt, is really very good.

A beautiful looking bottle, it pours a near-opaque blackwith a ‘fuck yeah, that looks good’ head. The dry hops hit first with a waft ofhop sack freshness; not fruity, not floral, it just smells like hops and that’ssomething often lost in stouts but which makes this stand out. It’s full andsmooth like a 7% stout should be, there’s chocolate, and it’s the good stuffnot the cheap low cocoa bars, a little booze pokes through and it’s roasty butnever astringent (or as Reluctant Scooper calls it ‘no ruined toast notes’).

The recipe was developed on Heriot-Watt’s degree course. Theguys behind it can be pretty pleased with it. The best I managed was a breadand butter pudding made with a bag of stale jam doughnuts, and while it wasphenomenally delicious, it just wasn’t quite as good as the Profanity Stout.

You can buy three bottles of this for £5 right now. I boughtone yesterday and went back and bought more today.