From New Zealand’s Panhead Custom Ales comes the Hardtail Henry, a stout delivered with an ABV of 8%. We were very mixed on this, with wildly different scores all around in our review. Your view of this will really depend on your own taste and your interest in moderately high alcohol stouts.
It’s a stout, 8%. It tastes stouty and 8%. I quite like it. For an 8%, it’s reasonably smooth.
It’s one of those deceptive 8 percent beers … Yes, people are finding a lot of different things in this, and they are probably in there, but none of them are dominant in this. To me, I taste more of the alcohol than I taste of other things.
Compared to other beers, it would probably be a 4, but compared to other stouts, it’s probably a 3.75.
The Hardtail Henry by Panhead Custom Ales was featured in Season Two, Episode One.