The Night Train from Wickwar Brewery is another cheap beer picked up from B&M for less than two quid. The brewery has been going for about 30 years and are based in the small town of Wickwar not far from Bristol. The main brewery, like plenty of other places, hit hard times during covid, but their other sites are still producing beers. The Last Train is a 6.1% premium milk stout that pours as black as night with a head that disappears quicker than the train you were trying to catch as it leaves the station.
The Night Train has a roasted malts and lactose aroma, which is really quite appealing, along with a lighter than expected medium texture. Really I thought a beer like this would be much more full bodied. The taste is one most stout drinkers will be fairly accustomed to. You'll get some chocolate and caramel notes along with a lactose backing, all of which is quite pleasant, but certainly nothing new. I expect most stout drinkers will quite enjoy The Night Train from Wickwar. While it doesn't do anything particularly new it's a bargain for the price and feels like a more expensive drink. I'm going to give The Night Train a pretty impressive 8 out of 10.