Reckless Brewing Lamington Pastry Stout

Style
Pastry Stout
ABV
7.2%

When I hear Lamington, my mind doesn't immediately go to "jam-filled". Am I in the minority here? I don't know, and I don't know how to find out. I feel like this should be a question on the census.

I bring this up because when I took my first whiff of this Lamington Pastry Stout, I was blown back with surprise. What's that smell?? Did they accidentally put the wrong beer in this can? Lamingtons are chocolate and coconut, but I'm smelling...

And that's when I realised. Jam. Raspberry jam. That's what I was smelling. A freshly-cracked jar of Cottee's. Come back for sniff after sniff, and the chocolate and coconut do show up, but they're more subtle.

I was surprised again by how not-overpowering the flavour is. There's still lovely fruit character – a cherry-like note comes through in the mouth to join the raspberry – but it isn't sticky sweet. It's balanced by stout suaveness: chocolate, a little roast, and light coconut. It's not often a beer called a pastry stout could also be described as "very drinkable", but this beer pulls it off.

Mick Wüst

Published May 15, 2023

Name
Reckless Brewing
Address

2A Piper Street
Bathurst
NSW 2795

Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: midday to 9pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 10pm
Sunday: midday to 9pm

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