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Beer – #1040 – Clements and Daughter – Boozed Bunny

Clements and Daughter Boozed Bunny Imperial Stout. I was sent previous brews by this brewer and was blown away with their professional level, and thought they’d embarrass professional brewers. Well he’s gone and done a stout, which again he’s sent to me.

The first of two stouts, because I’m going to have a commercial one next. Vinyl and Music Sunday. Two Stouts, would could go wrong?

good once it ages a bit.

This is a 500ml bottle is 9% ABV, making it around 3.55 standard drinks in NZ, which would be around 260 calories a serve size.

Boozed Bunny is a home brew beer,  in the style that is Stout – Sweet  I’m sure you can work out who made it.

Fluffy Bunny

A huge grainbill went into this along with Lindt 70% chocolate, cacao nibs, Madagascan vanilla and various dark sugars.

It was a hard job making this one but it’s good to drink now and who knows how good once it ages a bit.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

An aroma that hints more at fruit than chocolate when
I popped that swing top, but it settles and a more yeast note pops up.

Couldn’t get it to raise head, but there was a a staunch effort from the bubbles atop to crowd together to form a film. The beer itself looks a really dark brown.

The aroma in the glass is much more towards sweetness, malt sweetness and chocolate.

Holy heck that’s a punch of a beer there, a really deeploud dark burnt sweet intensity, with a hint of astringency that hides under a long long lingering sweetness.  There’s a lot going on in that glass.

A beer of two distinct parts I feel. Obviously and clearly there is that glorious sweet and full taste, this is presaged by the lovely nose and you’re not disappointed when that matches the mouthfeel.

Then there is that sharp and distinct bitter note that underlines this.

I’m not sure I like the bitterness as much as I like that vanilla sweetness.

I left it to warm into itself some more, which was like a magic trick because as this warms all those nice things get bolder and even more intense with a deeping richness of flavour, that bitterness , still there, just less.

Not quaffing beer, there’s just too much intensity, you still don’t really get that this is a higher ABV beer, that bitterness I spoke of not astringent like you might get from alcohol. A beer that needed to be accompanied with, for me, cheese and crackers, just to recover those taste buds for the next sup.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing.  This is remarkable beer, and whilst not the prettiest to look at has so much going on for aroma and flavour that you look forward to each sip from the aroma to that delightful and long lingering note at the end. I’d buy this.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? A Gift.
  • Am I enjoying it? I am it is amazing quality and intensity that you shouldn’t get in a home brew.
  • Would I have another? They’re as rare as hens teeth
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? If you had a friend that did this as a hobby I’d be round there all the time.

Music for this:  Half Mile Harvest (Deluxe) by The Teskey Brothers on Spotify  if you want to sing along.

“Their sound is Americana blues, full of rhythm and soul, as if from the Mississippi region of New Orleans… The Teskey Brothers‘ music is infectious, tempting the audience to swoon and groove in awe of their clever songwriting and a lead vocal that belongs with the Motown greats”


Dark brown to black in colour. Sweet stouts come in three main varieties – milk stout, oatmeal stout, and foreign stout. Milk stouts are made with the addition of lactose, and are sweet, low-alcohol brews. Oatmeal lends a smooth fullness of body to stouts, while foreign stouts are stronger (6.5-8% abv) and have a sweet malt profile and high esters. All of the sweet stouts are noted for their restrained roastiness in comparison with other stouts, and low hop levels.


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