We started off by using a base of the famous Maris Otter pale malt and added oats, roast barley, chocolate, brown and crystal malts to give the beer the enticing black colour and flavours of roasted coffee, chocolate, hints of caramel and a slick smooth body from the oats and lactose. As for the hops; we’ve kept the bitterness low (around 30IBU) and used some Slovenia Bobek hops at the end of the boil to add some earthy and herbal notes that compliment the malt flavours. We then ferment it with our English ale yeast strain, which ferments cleanly at lower temperatures, allowing the malt, hops and natural hazelnut essence to come together in perfect harmony. With this beer we are really spoiling you! CAMRA - Champion beer of Sheffield 2018.