Bridge Road Brewers ‘Isolation Cake’ Nitro Brown Ale


“Shake ‘n bake your way to dessert beer brewtopia, where banana caramel milkshake meet chocolate cake in the form of this creamy nitro brown ale.”

Glassware: English Pint

Appearance: After a good shake it goes in aggressively and provides a deep chestnut colour and a thumb of creamy bone white head that ain’t budging. Awesome lace work as it subsides.

Aroma: Very creamy and sweet. Initially we get banoffee, caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate, esters, dark fruits i.e glazed cherry and dates/prunes, subtle mixed spice and marzipan. It’s a truly gorgeous set of aromas but it seems to tighten up a little as it settles. It could also be that we’ve inhaled this beauty too much and the olfactory’s have become accustomed ha ha.

Flavour: Mirror image of the aroma – banoffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, sweet dark fruits and nutty malt. Some earthy-ness to it but it’s more in the sense of truffle or marzipan. It dries up a bit as it finishes sweet and creamy with yeasty/estery qualities on a length.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, frothy and well rounded. Medium body. The 6.9% ABV is ridiculously well hidden.

Overall: We honestly didn’t know what to expect with this but it has far exceeded our expectations. It’s sweet, creamy, yeasty, nutty, a little complex. Very nice!