An American Pastry in London
13.0% Imperial Flavoured Stout / Imperial Pastry Stout
Edgeworth@ Ray's Cave
3 months ago
This is another 903 Brewery Stout that I brought back from Texas for Ryan and I to use as a Duo beer. A high alcohol pastry Stout that we will hopefully find is not cutting corners, which they have been doing lately. Not much head, poured like syrup. Super sweet aroma that gives chocolate and peanut butter. Texture is heavy. soft and velvetly smooth. Abundance of flavor that immediately give a chewy chocolate cookie type experience. Very sweet with only a hint of peanut butter toward the middle. That's when it happens. That medicine/metallic aroma that travels from the back of the tongue into the nasal cavity that screams "artificial flavoring"! We both recognized it immediately. To use a 13% base Stout to combine with so much artificial flavor seems like a waste. The finish brought a small amount of perhaps toffee but no graham cracker. Overall too sweet. I have had an abundance of 903 Brewery beers, mainly because they put out a lot of beers in Texas. But I may be done with them. Their chocolate extract overwhelms everything in its path including a 13% based stout. As it warmed in the glass, the artificial quality becomes more and more apparent. This is an obvious money grab with little concern for quality. They charged a premium price for this beer, I'll spend my premium dollars on premium quality beers from now on.