It was pretty special. Starts out somewhat like a liqueur muscat, has an almost soy sauce kinda hint with a bit of vegemite, then quietly reminds you that it started life as a stout. One of those once in a lifetime things, probably. The other participants are invited to share their notes in the comments below.
Brewdog Rip Tide: The bottle says it’s a ‘twisted, merciless stout’ – I’ve not their way with words, but they might have a point there. It’s long on the palette with a definite twist in the aftertaste department, a big flavour that cuts straight to the point. Usually I find stouts to be a dessert thing, but this one is not so much like that. Very agreeable though, would go well with some smoked meats and associated nibblies.
An imperial stout from those wonderful nutters at Brew Dog, this one was aged in used whisky barrels from Jura.
Just like I want to be one day! This bad boy is as rich and smooth as it is dark, a superb 15% imperial stout with a little bit of a whisky afterglow. A very nice dessert to mull over. It’ll draw you in and invite you to bask in its afterglow, and demands to be mulled over while arguing very important things, like who’d win in a fight: Batman or Ironman.