December sees the Return of Black Math, a liquorice stout we brewed at the same time last year for the first time that went down really well (although we’ve tweaked the abv. ever so slightly to 4.5%).


Black Math is joined by a brand new special in the shape of Franklin, which was originally brewed especially for October’s J D Wetherspoon Ale Festival Festival. The beer’s named after Rooster’s founding brewer, Sean Franklin and uses two of his favourite hops (Cascade and Chinook) – hops which Sean imported from the USA, before anyone else really cottoned on to just how amazing they are.


Both beers will be available from November 29th, whilst the full tasting notes for each are as follows:


Black Math – Alc. 4.5% Vol.

Take a trip to the dark side with Black Math, a smooth, easy-drinking stout, with a rich roast malt aroma, infused with liquorice, leading to a subtle fruit finish.


Franklin – Alc. 4.3% Vol.

A mix of Cascade & Chinook hops & Simpson’s Golden Promise pale malt, Franklin is a celebration of the modern-style pale ale, pioneered by Rooster’s founding brewer, Sean Franklin. Aromas of citrus fruits & grapefruit give way to a quaffable level of bitterness.