Just like you, but different
Behemoth – Good Morning Vietnam. A beer inspired by a holiday, or at least the coffee on Holiday.
something very special.
This is a 500ml bottle of a beer that is 9.99% ABV and that makes it about 3.94 standard drinks
Imperial Stout with Vietnamese Coffee. Like drinking a Vietnamese coffee in Imperial Stout form. Vô!
This is our very first Imperial Stout. Made with premium Vietnamese coffee beans brought back from Vietnam after Andrew and Hannah’s honeymoon, this one is set to be something
very special. Packed full of intense coffee aromas, this huge tasting Imperial Stout is subtly balanced through a delicious integration of rich chocolate notes and roasty flavours. Coming in at a punchy 9.99% this is definitely a winter warmer with something different to offer. Sit back with an after dinner glass in front of the fire, or even switch out your morning coffee for this if you’re feeling brave
“On a recent trip to Vietnam many things took our breath away.The scenery, the food, the people and the few emerging craft breweries(shout outs to Pasture Brewing and Heart of Darkness Brewing). But one thing we literally took away with us is the coffee. Vietnamese coffee is so intense and flavourfull we brought back a whole suitcase full of it to make this Imperial Stout. We have layered 8 different malts, then cold stepped a massive amount of Vietnamese Delat coffee. Drink this stout and remember Vietnam if you have been there and think about going there if you have not”
So, Những gì có thể sai?
Pour is of course the pitch black and the had is coffee brown, firm full and lovely. Aroma is distinctly cold coffee. AS you can tell I can’t pour properly 🙂
Much duller coffee note on opening, I like that coffee note, the roasted burnt thing that can bring great joy.
There’s something about having a truly good beer that makes you smile and take note.
This is a really polished beer that delivers what it ways, It’s a full body imperial stout that looks great smells brilliant and then tastes like smooth as silk coffee over a mighty bitter stout beer with a lovely lingering taste and a meer hint of dryness.
It’s properly good, I think I may have said that already.
Seriously though the coffee is intense, sweet, coffee plus. why isn’t all coffee like this? Why wouldn’t you fall in love with this coffee.
Why hasn’t this been done before.
The most startling thing though is the warming sensation that you get as you drink this beer, it’s a wonderful and strange thing.
The other thing is that you start quaffing this because it is totally the best beer I’ve ever drunk today, and I wish I’d had it yesterday, sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs to get to the prize. I need to calm down and sip like a proper person, but this calls you and beckons you in, for me this is properly good brewing at the top level.
This has to be easily in contention for the best beer this year, particularly as it is in a ‘common’ style but seems to be head and shoulders above where the others are at.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 10 of its things from the thing. It’s hard to fault, and if it had a fault it might be that the pour was a bit excitable, or I was keen, The aroma is there though, and the taste grabs you from sip one. That is a king amongst beer.
The double dip review
Music for this: ”american dream by LCD Soundsystem on Spotify
LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002
This album has a lot of Talking Heads about it. unless I’m wrong and I’m sure no one will tell me 🙂
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