Named after the English Sailors who would slather themselves in tar to form a waterproof barrier, Jack Tar is the first limited release under the newly reinvigorated Sail & Anchor label.

The brew is a Russian Imperial Stout, weighing in at 9.5% ABV and carrying an IBU of 60. it is reportedly brewed with chocolate, roast wheat and roast barley malts to create notes of burnt currants, espresso coffee and chocolate.

This is to be the first of a “flotilla” of limited edition beers to be released under the Woolies label.

Retailing at $12/640mL the beer is exclusively available through Woolworths Liquor, BWS and Dan Murphy’s.

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