Got a good walk in this morning for an hour or two down to the park to get some fresh air and take some more beer pics of course. Nice Mexican soup for lunch and we felt like a film, so we went for Uncut Gems. I'd recommend you give it a go, bit like a modern gritty gangsta flick, if that floats your boat?!
Can has a classic profile outline of a younger Barbara Streisand with lovely pink and other vibrant colours splashed on the can.
First smell is just a powerful rhubarb one right under the nose. Following swig is more of the same with pure rhubarb flavour on some of that creamy custard mouthfeel. Additional lactose richness I there with this 'Extra Custard Edition' but not sure it adds too much to it. I wouldn't mind a bit more sourness to it and there's an ever so slight synthetic touch to the taste, but a nice enough beer nonetheless.
Let's go for Abbie Ozard 'Endless Summer' for this one. It's got the bouncy high buzz to compare with that rhubarb hit, but also the lyrical indecision and hopefullness in the song, as the drink doesn't quite grasp the heights that it was reaching...
As cool as Huey Morgan of the Fun Lovin' Criminals and as smooth as Barry White - Brew York have taken everything great about their milk stout Tonkoko and beefed it up into this absolute belter of a beer. Coming in at 7.5% it's at certainly at the lower end of the ABV scale for imperial stouts but it certainly isn't lacking when it comes to flavour and mouthfeel.
On pouring you are treated to enticingly sweet aromas of nuts, chocolate and vanilla. On first sip you are treated to a rich, silky smooth mouthfeel and the flavours come through in waves. A big initial hit of tonka bean and coconut gives a lingering nutty taste that is complimented by waves of chocolate and vanilla. This really is a pleasure to drink. This decadent brew is the closest we've come to finding a 'session' imperial stout!
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Formally limited to cider and Southern Comfort, but now enjoying the Craft Beer path to enlightenment..