6 Stouts to celebrate International Stout Day

international stout day range


The 5th November is not just Guy Fawkes Day, it’s also International Stout Day so we are celebrating here at Foodie Towers with some Scottish and English stouts that we have picked up on our (pre-lockdown) travels and we hope that these provide inspiration for enjoying a stout or two tomorrow.

international stout day range

Willliam Bros, Chokka Blokka Mocha Stout (4.8%)William Bros Chokka Blokka

Creamy and chocolatey with sweet vanilla flavours and not too heavy making this an excellent intro to stout for beginners. You should be able to find this in all the big supermarkets in Scotland.

Twice Brewed, NOX, Cherry Milk Stout (5%)

Twice Brewed NOX

This one is also creamy but is the fruitiest of the bunch, having a noticeable dark cherry taste. May be difficult to find. We picked this up from the Twice Brewed brewery tap room near Hadrian’s Wall between Haltwhistle and Hexham.

Consett Ale Works, Consett Stout (4.3%)consett ale works stout

Rich and creamy just like the label states making this a good solid stout. We bought this from CentrAle at Newcastle Centre station, which is a treasure trove of beers from the North East of England.

Muckle Brewing, Muckle Moss Stout (4.3%)Muckle Brewing Muckle Moss

Named after peat bogs and mires found in the Northumberland moors, we were expecting something peaty and smoky but instead found that this tasted more like a brown ale or bitter so it was lacking in the roast coffee and chocolate flavours that we were expecting. We also got this at CentrAle at Newcastle Centre station.


The Wild Beer Co, Wildebeest (11%)The Wild Beer Co Wildebeest

The strongest beer of the lot and more like an imperial stout. At 11% this packs a punch with flavours of syrupy raisins and sticky prunes, and maybe a bit of liquorice as well, in addition to the chocolate, coffee and vanilla. You can find this in Morrisons.


Edinburgh Beer Factory, Edinburgh Stout (5%)Edinburgh Beer Factory Edinburgh Stout

A really light stout in a 330ml can. It has roasted aromas but is a bit lacking in the expected stout taste so this could be another one for anyone new to stout but more used to lager. You can buy it in Lidl at the moment.



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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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