This was the second beer I had during a mini tasting session at the excellent Drygate Brewery Tap in Glasgow. The brewery is a LIDL beer festival regular, but I have to say at 9.1% Drygate Brewery Poor Things is by far the strongest of their beers I've had. I've spoken about the brewery at length several times before so I'll just get straight into the beer review this time. Drygate Brewery Poor Things is described as a Hob Nobs beer, so that's a new one for me. The beer pours just off black with a small, and quickly fading cream head.
Drygate Brewery Poor Things has a chocolate and dried fruit aroma, which is actually rather pleasant. The texture is really smooth and thick, as a good, strong scotch beer should be, so again that's heading in the right direction. Similarly the taste is really quite nice, especially for a beer this strong. You'll get some chocolate notes, plenty of dried fruit, and plenty of sweet flavours, you could easily mistake this for a 6-7% beer as it somehow manages to prevent the alcohol from overpowering the other tastes. I enjoyed Drygate Brewery Poor Things more than I thought I would if I'm honest, and it certainly deserves a way above average 8.5 out of 10.