Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #3: Loaded French Toast

Georgia
United States
Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #3: Loaded French Toast, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A decadent treat that is no longer reserved just for breakfast! This Imperial Milk Stout offers a depth of flavor from beginning to end. Barrel aged in BLIS maple syrup barrels, maple rye barrels and rum barrels for 8-28 months, the tannins from the barrels come through to add more richness to the Brownie Batter you have come to love. BLiS Maple Syrup, Tahitian Vanilla, Ceylon Cinnamon, nutmeg, and toasted coconut are added to emulate a boozy French toast.

Profile

ABV: 
13.9%
Served at: 
55 - 60º F
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Barrel Aged Brownie Batter Blend #3: Loaded French Toast by Pontoon Brewing was evaluated as a cross of BJCP 2015 style 31B, Alternative Sugar Beer, and 33A, Wood-Aged Beer, with a base style of 16A, Sweet Stout (Imperial strength). Very complex for sure! Pouring an opaque very deep brown, there is a moderate very dark tan head of tiny bubbles that quickly disappears as if the beer is quite high in alcohol. The initial aroma is huge coconut with a big and sweet fudge chocolate nose, big vanilla and moderate maple. The flavor is a huge very sweet fudge/vanilla/coconut/maple barrage that lingers into a very long sweet finish. There is moderate carbonation, but very little foam is generated because of the apparent big alcohol. This is a big beer with a very full body, and the alcohol is quite high but very smooth. There are no signs of hop aroma or flavor, and only a very slight hop bittering. As the beer warms, the coconut continues to dominate, but the sweet chocolate fudge remains huge with the maple coming in stronger too. This is a very sweet dessert beer that should be enjoyed slowly in a tulip or snifter. Warm fireplace, outside hot tub when it's snowing -- this beer stands alone and doesn't need to be paired with any food, although a nice charcuterie board with Sultana golden raisins, low-profile cheeses (provolone, Monterrey jack, edam, maybe a mild Swiss) and some slices of mild sausage might work well.

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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