“You’re awakened from your slumber by the sweet aromatics radiating from Nana’s kitchen. Your nose guides you to a decadently sticky plate of Pain Perdu just waiting to be consumed. This breakfast-inspired imperial stout serves up bold, roasty flavors, laced with maple syrup and graham cracker with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.”
Appearance: Solid black with a thumb of brown head perched on top. It gradually forms a thin film and provides a healthy lace as we go.
Aroma: Smack my ass and call me Judy! This is next level. The overall balance has to be commended here. The intensity of the cinnamon and maple would almost be too much if not for the biscuity elements and hearty impy stout base which consists of dark chocolate, coffee, sweet dark fruits and cocoa. There are still so many more subtle aromas here but we don’t want to turn this in to an essay!
Flavour: And it all transfers on to the palate too. Mammoth amounts of spice and maple sweetness all wrapped up in a neat and lightly charred roasted malt base. The Graham Crackers are subtle but offer that biscuity wheatmeal-like savoury edge which balances it all out. Chocolate/cocoa, coffee and campfire to finish.
Mouthfeel: Dense and super chewy. The viscosity is amazing…full body, low Co2. 9.7% ABV showing a little but that’s expected considering its weight.
Overall: The Bruery would have to be one of the best in the world when it comes to pastry and dessert stouts. This is simply world class stuff. Love it!