Barrel-Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 Fat Elvis

Georgia
United States
Barrel-Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 Fat Elvis, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
73
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
29 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20
Description 

We took our blend #2 and aged it on banana purée, freeze dried bananas, Madagascar vanilla, Honduran cocoa nibs and a house made peanut butter using boiled peanuts, powdered peanut butter, muscadavo sugar and marshmallow cream to create the “king” of pastry stouts. Notes of banana bread, sweet peanut brittle, mallow cream and milk chocolate, with the malt and barrel character in the background providing a nice base. Thank you, thank you very much.

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ABV: 
13.9%
Served at: 
60º F
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
73
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
29 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
13 / 20

Barrel-Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 Fat Elvis by Pontoon Brewing is a barrel aged Imperial Stout with banana (puree and dried), vanilla, cocoa nibs, and peanut butter made with boiled peanuts, powdered PB, muscovado sugar and marshmallow cream, judged as BJCP Category 34B, Mixed-Style Beer.

Fat Elvis is a variation of Brownie Batter Blend #2 by Pontoon Brewing Co., using a number of additions to create something quite different from the base wood-aged Imperial Stout. And by "quite different" I mean something more akin to dessert fondue than beer. If you have ever had a beer that described itself as "thick" or "chewy," you were lied to, because other beers are emaciated compared to this one. Like, should it be consumed as a beverage, or drizzled on cheesecake? And there's a lot going on, which you probably noticed in the description above. It smells like sugary breakfast cereal (e.g., cocoa puffs, Reese's peanut butter puffs). There is a wisp of tan head when first poured, but it's fleeting. When swirled in the glass, what appear to be actual sugar crystals coat the sides. It is sticky sweet and sugary to the taste, living up to the name "brownie batter." A touch of roasted malt and oak flavor can be detected. It has a warmth to it, but isn't boozy, and finishes with the texture of half and half.  As a gimmick this might be worth trying, but an ounce is plenty.

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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