Just like you, but different
Quite a few first time beers at #Herevana, this is another. I’ve had the Cassels award winning Double Stout, who hasn’t, but they’ve had a bit of a surge and there’s some new beers with new art, and a lot more fans and followers.
Cassels & Sons Brewing Company make the Cassels & Sons Triple Cream Milk Stout and they do that in Christchurch, Canterbury, 🇳🇿 New Zealand in the style that is a Stout – Imperial with a 9% ABV- this is 4 drink units in the can
The problem is that I’m drinking this fridge cold to start, but as it’s 4 drinks worth I’m sure it’s a sipper and will warm up.
The aroma when you open the can confused me, and still does, I really can’t tell if it’s fruit or burnt. Weird, but perhaps that lockdown nose.
A magnificence of a pour of beer, with a deep impenetrable pitch black sitting under a milky coffee head. The aroma in the glass remains stubbornly ‘fruity’ like jam. I don’t know what is going on. Or toffeee, it could be toffee.
That’s a big mouthfeel beer that is all about smoothness and creaminess and a slide across the palate to finish with a slight kick if bitterness and a delicious lingering note.
Quite classy and a bit posh.
It’s quite rare, I think, and I stand to be corrected, to get an Imperial Stout straight up, plain just ‘as is’ not barrel aged, not pastry/flavoured, just as a Stout.
For that same reason that I think stands this a bit apart is the same reason that this has a plateau that it gets to quite quickly, and aside from the tang of alcohol is it warms there’s not a lot else it can grow into.
That doesn’t make it bad, but it makes this in one sitting a bit of a mountain and turns this into a sipping beer that you begin to resent a little as it really is what it is. Perhaps I should get some friends so that I could have shared this, as the first half is properly nice, the second half is a bit drab.
The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. it is a magnificence and a brilliance, but just the same as it’s not anything other than a Stout (imperial) means that there is nowhere to go, and it is rather what it is. There’s no developing other flavours or additions to tease your tounge. But it is very good.
Luke Hemmings – When Facing the Things We Turn Away From. An Australian singer-songwriter and musician, known for being the lead vocalist of the Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer. I thought it was a ponderous and self-important album that tries to be better than it is.
Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.Philip himself.
Lusciously creamy on the tongue, this Imperial Strength Milk Stout is stronger and sweeter than its Double Cream sibling.
You can expect the same full-bodied mouthfeel and bittersweet, mocha aromatics with a hint of spice from the Moutere and Willamette hops.Brewers Notes
The “Imperial Stout” or “Double Stout” is an intensely-flavored, big, very dark reddish-brown to black colored ale with a wide range of flavor balances and regional interpretations. Roasty-burnt malt with deep dark or dried fruit flavors, and a warming, bittersweet finish. American versions have more bitterness, roasted character, and finishing hops, while the English varieties, or “Russian Imperial Stout” (RIS), reflect a more complex specialty malt character and a more forward ester profile. Like a black barleywine with every dimension of flavor coming into play. More complex, with a broader range of possible flavors than lower-gravity stouts.