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29th April 2013


New dark beer is the latest addition to the Connoisseur’s Choice range


26th April  2013:Sharp’s Brewery is releasing its third Connoisseur’s Choice beer of the year in the form of Dubbel Coffee Stout (7% ABV).The new dark beer is the final offering from the 2012 vintage and follows Spiced Red (9% ABV) and Single Brew Reserve 2012 (4.5% ABV), which were unveiled in February.   


Sharp’s head brewer, Stuart Howe, set out to create a premium bottled beer that was fruity, rich, sweet and warming. Dubbel Coffee Stout satisfies all of these objectives, coupled with an inviting aroma and clean finish. Sharp’s Connoisseur’s Choice is an award-winning range of premium bottled beers designed to profile the best ingredients and be the perfect partner to quality food.


Stuart says: “The Connoisseur’s Choice range awakens the drinker to the breadth of sensations available from beer and Dubbel Coffee Stout, like its predecessors, is packed with enticing flavour, a partner to good food and something to savour. It embodies all the elements of a strong dark ale whilst retaining our trademark subtlety, balance and finesse.”


The Connoisseur’s Choice range received a number of accolades last year, including International Beer Challenge gold and silver medals for Quadrupel Ale 2011 and Honey Spiced Tripel 2011 respectively. Of the latest vintage, Spiced Red was a gold-medal winner at the International Brewing Awards 2013.




Full tasting notes


Dubbel Coffee Stout exhibits a fusion of brewing styles. British malts, American hops and Belgian yeast combine to give a rich, roasted stout lifted by sumptuous fruit and hop notes. The beer is further enriched with Cornish-roasted South American coffee beans, added during the long maturation.


Dubbel Coffee Stout has a rich, inviting aroma suffused with coffee liqueur, chocolate and Christmas pudding. It is substantial and pleasing on the palate yet balanced and refined. It is a great partner to chocolate desserts and will also complement cooked cheese dishes and stewed red meats.


Notes to Editors


If you would like to speak to Sharp’s for more information, please contact:


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Tel: 0207 025 6680


About Sharp’s Brewery Ltd


Founded in 1994, Sharp’s Brewery is a modern brewer of cask conditioned beer based at Rock in Cornwall and has grown rapidly to become the largest brewer of cask beer in the South West and the owner of one of the UK’s fastest growing cask beer brands, Doom Bar.


Sharp’s beer is brewed exclusively using just British malted barley, whole hop flowers, Sharp’s own yeast and Cornish water. The brewery at Rock is one of the UK’s most sustainable.


Sharp’s won four medals at the International Brewing Awards 2013, including gold for Spiced Red and Cornish Coaster. In 2012, the Cornish brewer won six International Beer Challenge medals.






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