Fistful Of Cake

Fistful Of Cake, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Inspired by the classic opera cake, this imperial stout is thick and decadent. We used coffee and a budget-breaking amount of vanilla beans to complement the roasty and rich base stout. Channel your inner 1-year old, and go to town on this one. 9% ABV.

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ABV: 
9.0%
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Fistful of Cake by Monday Night Brewing was described as an “opera cake-style coffee vanilla imperial stout,” but as instructed was judged as an Herb/Spice/Vegetable beer (BJCP sub-style 30A).  In the glass it formed a thick tan long-lasting head atop an opaque black brew. The aroma began, and continued, with strong roasted coffee notes followed and supported by dark specialty malt ones (chocolate and carafa or roasted barley) with some alcohol as well. The flavor profile led off with heavy vanilla and coffee flavors followed by sweeter malt and perhaps lactose notes to balance the coffee bitterness and minimize lingering astringency on the palate in the aftertaste. Hops were apparently used for balance only rather than flavor.

The mouthfeel was characterized by a full body, moderate carbonation, mild coffee astringency and alcohol warmth. Overall this was a complex, multi-faceted imperial stout perhaps best consumed with dessert or as a liquid dessert all by itself. In this role it would be delicious in moderation after a hearty or even delicate dinner.

 

Brewery Introduction

Monday Night Brewing is an Atlanta-based craft brewery. We brew beers for the weeknights – balanced, flavorful ales that pair well with food.

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