Nirvana Dark And Rich Stout

It’s that time of the year when perfection is sitting in a worn-out pub armchair whilst the snowflakes slowly melt on the window. Thankfully I came across this alcohol-free stout recently so had to give it a try. This dark and rich stout is by Nirvana (I tried their hoppy ale some time back) who are a UK brewer dedicated to alcohol-free beer. 

Along with the classic hops, malt, water and yeast, Nivana’s stout has dark roasted malts that take centre stage. They have also used chocolate as an ingredient to amplify its richness and you’ll also get some notes of vanilla.

So the question is, how does this alcohol-free stout stack up against the likes of Guinness 0% or St Peter’s Without? Well, you’ll just need to read the review below to find out.

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Is Nirvana Dark And Rich Stout any good?


This stout certainly has some decadence to it but it’s not as thick and luxurious as the Guinness. On first taste, you can pick out some classic stout flavours like dark malt and bread and there is also a sweet accompanying flavour which to be honest is a bit too much for my palate. I also found this to be a bit too carbonated compared to other non-alcoholic stouts so the texture felt a bit off. Overall was drinkable but personally, I would choose a different brand when it comes to alcohol-free stouts. 

Aroma & Appearance

On first sniff, you can pick out malty notes with a subtle background of vanilla. When poured into the glass it has one of the darkest colours of any alcohol-free beer I’ve seen. Very realistic although the frothy head was a bit lacking. 

Bonus points

Nirvana Brewing has made sure that this beer is suitable for most drinkers as it s vegan-friendly, gluten-free and has zero alcohol. Calories for this stout are also pretty low at just 20 per 100ml.  This is one of the most easily found alcohol-free stouts online and you can find it at a variety of online specialists such as the ones listed below. 

Buy Nirvana Dark And Rich Stout

At the time of writing, you can buy this non-alcoholic stout from the retailers below. 

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The Dry Drinker is a great allrounder when it comes to alcohol-free drinks with a great range of wines, beers and spirits.

COST (at time of publication) – £20 x 8 bottles


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Key information

– per 100ml

Type – Stout

Brewery  – Nirvana Brewery

Country – UK

Alcohol content – 0.0%

Calories – 20

Ingredients – Malted barley, hops, water, chocolate

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – yes

Availability – medium

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