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Beer – #697 – Funk Estate – AfroGato

Stout appreciation continues with the Funk Estate Afrogato. A desert beer 🙂 for which then pudding stout, pudding down a track, pudding up the numbers and pudding is served.

An Imperial Stout inspired by affogato

This is a  500ml bottle of a beer of 8% ABV making it 3.15 standard drink units in NZ, thats 255 calories a serve size,

A beer by Funk Estate in the style that is of  Imperial Stout and they are in Wellington, New Zealand

I should grow a 'fro

I should grow a ‘fro

As you know, we love our imperial stouts here at Funk Estate, and this one is no exception.

Afrogato is inspired by what is arguably the best, biggest and booziest dessert to exist: Affogato with a generous dash of amaretto.

Afrogato is a creamy and silky smooth imperial milk stout, with freshly ground coffee, vanilla and a touch of almond. Dayum.

So, what could possibly go wrong?

On opening there is a chocolate burst, and one other thing that passed me by, but was quite dry.

What a brilliant pour of a thick black beer with the biggest mocha chocolate head. Banging amounts of aroma, coffee mostly  vanilla.

Heck that is just gorgeous to drink. Sweetness in layers, bitterness than a slightly dry finish.

Funk Estate AfrogatoThis has so much favour,  Lots of coffee, and I get the vanilla, it is very sweet, which I don’t find at all off-putting.

Thankfully that giant head dropped a little leaving a glass with magnificent lacing.

I’m really enjoying this beer, and have a huge smile as I wasn’t expecting so much goodness, they’ve really gone and done one here.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. I can see why people really like this, it appeals as a story, but it delivers in the tastes that it says it has, coffee and vanilla. It has a nice aroma, and it looks really good in the glass. If you’re not paying attention to the alcohol level it could lead to an early night. Lucky for me I’m not setting fire to things tonight to entertain, so I can just sit here and ponder.

The double dip review

  • Am I enjoying it? I really genuinely am.
  • Would I have another? I really would, if only I’d known I would have got two, is two puddings too much?
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Not everyone likes the idea of dark beer, this though has so much flavour in it that it would be a really good beer to set out the case for stouts. Brilliant.

Music for this : Local music time, well in country music, ” The Chills ”  ” Silver Bullets”  on the Spotify  he Chills are a guitar and keyboard-based rock band from Dunedin, New Zealand. Have a go at Warm Waveform. MrsPdubyah without knowing this was current asked me if it was an old album, it really must be proper Dunedin Sound music from the way back when.


Imperial stouts are usually extremely dark brown to black in color with flavors that are intensely malty, deeply roasted and sometimes with accents of dark fruit (raisin, fig) or milk sourness. The bitterness is typically medium and often the low sie of that. Imperial stouts are strong and often exceed 8% by volume.


2 comments on “Beer – #697 – Funk Estate – AfroGato

  1. Cliff
    November 5, 2015

    Nice one Philip. I wish I had some! That beer isn’t even on Funk Estates website.
    You may have the only one in captivity!
    Cheers -Cliff.


    • Philip Walter
      November 5, 2015

      having had one I’d be really annoyed now if I had’t if the makes sense


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