The very odd Saturday night I hermit after work. My favourite night in consists of a bottle of Matusaleum 15yr old, 4 Fentiman's Ginger beer and some fresh limes. In order to make a really good 'Dark and Stormy' it must be a combination of these ingredients with a dash of sugar syrup and some crushed ice.
For every other day this beer will definitely do. Ginger Tom- a mix of Old Tom strong English Ale with Fentiman's Ginger Beer.
On the nose it's ginger, black pepper, coffee and malt. The palate is fresh ginger and that kind of spice that burns your lips, slight sweetness with hints of cola, coffee and some ripe fruit. The spiciness lingers in your mouth long after the ale is finished. This is really unusual and incredibly good. At 6% it's not a shandy but seriously easy to drink. A couple of these infront of the box and I'm happy.
Available at Deveney's Dundrum €3.49 bt.