“Snickers candy bar-inspired sweet stout brewed with lactose and caramel malts, then recirculated on cacao nibs and peanuts.”
Appearance: Impenetrable black with a short brown cap which is retained well. Intricate lacing is strewn down the glass as we indulge.
Aroma: Oh wow the peanuts hit the olfactory’s immediately and instantly we’re thinking Snickers bars. Even more so once the rich chocolate, vanilla/lactose, caramel and nougat come to the table. We’re absolutely loving the kinda salty, nutty peanut character. Seriously if they haven’t used syrups in this beer then that is damn impressive. Nice roast, some fleeting coffee and muscovado sugar as well. Yuuummm.
Flavour: This is dangerous. Especially coz it weighs in at 10% ABV. It’s ridiculously moreish and we need to slow down otherwise we’ll run out of beer before the review is even complete! It is practically a Snickers beer – savoury and salty peanuts, chocolate, caramel, creamy vanilla, nougat and some delicate roasted notes complimented by a dash of muscovado sugar, mocha and raw cacao.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly slick and kinda fluffy for a Stout of its size. The Co2 is kept pretty low key and the medium-full body coats the whole palate nicely.
Overall: BL do it again! These guys continue to make an impression on us. Tell you what it’s so good to have a top shelf non barrel aged Imperial Stout for once. Brilliant.