“Time for self-reflection. Bourbon Barrel Aged Yellow Belly Peanut Butter Biscuit Stout brewed with lactose and aged on vanilla beans and cocoa nibs. Brewed with aromas. Collaboration with our family at Buxton Brewery.”
Appearance: Pitch black with a wispy brown head that retreats to a rim. We see a spotty lace clinging to the glass as we indulge.
Aroma: Oh my goodness this smells incredible! Big impressions of peanut brittle, vanilla extract, caramel, chocolate sauce, bourbon oak and buttery cookies. There’s just so much going on….we also pick up marshmallow, marzipan, snickers bars and toffee fudge. It’s about as good as a dessert beer will ever get. Simply brilliant.
Flavour: The transition from the aroma is dead set spot on. Not as sweet as the nose, it’s much more intense. Backed by the 12% ABV and the bourbon oak complexities. The pronounced roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate also adds another layer of depth. Just a touch of sweet espresso creeping in before it finishes on a rich, warming and roasty finish that endures.
Mouthfeel: Rich, luscious and full bodied. Low co2 with the 12% ABV in a support role.
Overall: What else can we say?! This is literally one of the best dessert beers we’ve ever tried. Oodles of flavour and aroma, balanced sweetness and never at risk of being cloying. Immaculate!