Lifeboat 1

Brewery: South Hams Brewery

ABV: 5.78%

Bottle Size: 330ml


A slightly carbonated stout, but with a nice sweetness from the whiskey barrels


Dark brown, hints of red in the light


Strong malty scent with a fine whiskey coming through

Final Verdict:

Finding a range of South Hams beers is always a really pleasing experience. Finding one in that range which I wasn’t aware of is even better.

Lifeboat 1 was one that I hadn’t heard of, and was delighted to see it seemed to be a limited edition brew. After eagerly buying it, it seemed to slip to the back of the fridge and get overlooked over a busy summer.

Finally getting down to reviewing again, I managed to find the Lifeboat in the fridge and decided to give it a bash. Despite being a couple months past its best before date, it still looks, smells and tastes wonderful.

The dark colouring, light carbonation and obviously excellent ingredients have produced a fine brew, and with the whisky barreled aging this has just added to the taste and enjoyment of this beer.

Once again South Hams have produced an excellent beer.

Rating: 8 out of 10

For more information:

South Hams Brewery website

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