“There’s nothing quite like the taste of chocolate and peanut butter layered on top of each other. A little bit of sweet and a little built of salt, sometimes even a crunch. With winter upon us, it feels very much like pastry stout season here at Deeds and we reckon it’s time to sort out dessert for our staff and customers for the forseeable future. Imperial Stout. Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Don’t think, just go!”
Appearance: Solid black with a well retained two finger head resting atop. Nice wavy lace clinging to the glass as it subsides.
Aroma: Very indulgent. Peanut butter and chocolate dominate (no surprises there!) with vanilla/milk sugars, oats, nutty malt, mild coffee and roast in support. Brilliant overall balance. Also can’t pick up any heat from the 10% ABV – nicely buried.
Flavour: Oh yeah! Definitely doesn’t take a backward step. This heavenly marriage of peanut butter and chocolate comes on strong and reaches well in to the finish. Softer notes of Nutella, vanilla/lactose, light coffee roast and toasted nuts also hang around for days. Delish!
Mouthfeel: Nice and meaty. Full bodied with low-ish Co2. As mentioned before the 10% ABV is really well hidden.
Overall: Cracking drop. The hype is definitely real with this one. We haven’t really jumped on the Deeds train but after this we may just have to. Sensational.