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Windswept Brewing - Witch Pricker - 4.20%

Tasting Notes

This is a dark and sophisticated chocolate stout. The combination of different malted grains blended with raw cocoa nibs and cane sugar gives a fantastic rich, bitter hit of dark chocolate with a smooth, sweetness of malt flavours. DID YOU KNOW The gruesome and horrific practice of Witch Pricking was common in the 17th Century. The witch pricker would test accused witches with a needle to see if they had the Devils Mark (a spot that didn’t bleed). Here in Moray, the poor victims found guilty were then stripped and put in stout barrels covered in spikes and rolled down Cluny Hill in Forres to their death. Historical records tell of the story of a woman called Christian Caddell who disguised as a man, presented herself for duty as a witch-pricker in Moray. She sent as many as 10 innocent people to their death by proclaiming they were in contact with the Devil. Eventually her cover was blown and she was arrested, sent to Barbados and never heard of again.

330ml bottle


Lossiemouth, Scotland


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