“Stout” - What does “Stout” mean ? Turns out it’s an historical synonym for ’strong’ harking from around the 14th century when Stout Pale Ale was prominent.
Young Doctor Henrys is a collaboration between Young Henrys and Doctors Orders Brewing that not only takes you on a history lesson but also puts our bent and interpretation on historical Stout, with "Stout White Stout" appropriately named “Night Nurse". Night Nurse looks like a traditional English Summer Ale until you smell it, then have the first sip and attempt to dissect the Young Doctors concoction brewed specifically for Sydney Craft Beer Week. Layered complexity begs it to be sampled blindfolded with the challenge to attempt to dissect how the influences were infused into the resulting prescription.
Is it White/Strong/Bitter ? Yes, Yes Yes. Does it have hints of what we currently know as Stout? Yes. Is it one of the most interesting beers you’ll drink during SCBW ? Most probably.
Malts Marris Otter, Flaked Oats, Wheat, Barley
Hops Pilgram, EK Goldings, First Gold, Doc’s Special
Other Partially rum barrel aged
Yeast Young Henrys House Ale
OG 1.071 FG 1.018 ABV 7.5% SRM ~6 IBU ~69+
Brewer: Young Henrys
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Alcohol Content: 7.5%