Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 S'mores

Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 S'mores, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
3 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

We aged our BA Brownie Blend #2 on Honduran cocoa nibs, graham cracker crumbs, marshmallow cream, dark muscovado sugar and Tahitian vanilla to create a toasty campfire treat! Rich chocolate dances on your tongue, followed by velvety mallow and vanilla cream, toasted graham cracker and is backed up by the barrel character. Thick, decadent, and reminiscent of nostalgic campfire memories.

Profile

ABV: 
13.9%
Served at: 
60º F
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #2 S'mores by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as as Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines Category 33B) with considerations of being an imperial stout aged in multiple barrel types with cacao nibs, graham cracker crumbs, marshmallow cream, dark muscovado sugar and vanilla.

This beer pours like viscous oil into the glass, struggling to build a head even with an aggressive pour. Some very fine light khaki-colored particulate floats atop the beer where the head of foam is absent. The beer is aptly named as the aroma is extremely reminiscent of brownie batter with hints of vanilla (marshmallow) but no oak barrel. Some light graham cracker emerges as the beer warms, but the aroma remains predominantly chocolate. The flavor offers more complexity with a well-integrated barrel character – there isn't any oak presence but a kiss of bourbon makes this decadent beer even more indulgent. Along with chocolate and vanilla there are also molasses and maple flavors that add richness and depth. There is enough hop bitterness to keep this from drinking like a liquefied candy bar but it is in the ballpark of syrupy-sweet. The mouthfeel of this beer is no joke – a very thick body approaching brownie batter level viscosity and a pleasant warming alcohol that never becomes harsh. Pastry stout lovers, rejoice! This beer delivers a wallop of chocolate and marshmallow to the palate and offers enough complexity of flavor to give it authenticity as a crafted beverage.

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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