First brewed to celebrate the Goat's 10th birthday, the Double Hightail returned in draft form in August as the brewery prepared to become a teenager. If the Fancy Pants is what the Hightail would be if there were no financial constraints, this is what it becomes when there are no constraints full stop. Another batch has just been produced to become the brewery's third Rare Breed longneck release. And if you know the Hightail, you'll agree this is indeed a Double Hightail. The Galaxy hop and caramel aroma is there but bigger. Similarly, the rich caramel malt flavour remains, but with a thicker, creamier mouthfeel than the model on which it's based, finishing with a firm, but not overbearing bitterness. And, unsurprisingly given the 7.2% booze content, it'll warm your cockles from the head down before you know it. Nice!
Published September 17, 2010 2010-09-17 00:00:00