Liquid Desserts 06: Double Shot Irish Coffee Stout
11.0% Coffee Stout
3 years ago
4 years ago
Murky, matt black beer with timid, rapid carbonation lays a cappuccino-colored, porous head that climbs up to one finger's height. Later, a cotton lace ring decorates the top. The contracting foam leaves no traces on the glass. The fragrance is astonishingly tame, releasing merely a bit of whisky and a small pour of strong black coffee. The strong black coffee carries over to the tongue. I get also roasted coffee beans, harsh young whisky, a tad raw chocolate and fairly distinct lactose. Maybe a whisper of vanilla and cream could be added to the list. The body is medium-full. The beer finishes with coarse whisky and the note it has left behind in the oak barrel. Black coffee is also powerful, followed by a spoonful of roasted coffee beans. Sweeter lactose, some cream, a bit of dark chocolate and delicate vanilla are the key components that create the impression of a liquid dessert that the name celebrates. The long aftertaste tries to get the tastebuds drunk. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth, appealingly creamy, heavily barrel aged and reasonably alcoholic. It's also a bit sticky, lip-glueing and warming. The mouthfeel is also medium-full, significantly wintry rather than desserty.