Velvet Purple
Brouwerij Kees

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10%
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4.06 | pDev: 0%
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Notes: Collaboration with North Brewing Co..

This beer is a collab with our friends from North's brewing. Its an Imperial Stout with honey and pistachio.
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3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch-black coloration with a small, fluffy head. Smell is absolutely dominated by pistachio/almond and honey, with the malts struggling powerlessly against the marzipan sweetness. Taste follows the nose, with the pistachio/almond and honey absolutely dominating, feeling reminiscent of marzipan, but with some notes of lightly roasted, caramel malt and slightly stronger chocolate coming through in the background as well. Finishes quite sweet, with a light bitterness and some marzipan lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and very light carbonation.

This is basically a chocolate covered marzipan bar in a glass. Quite sweet, but what do you expect from a honey/pistachio stout? As far as pastry stouts go, this is true to style, I suppose, and while I'm not a huge fan of the style in general, I do love marzipan and this does manage not to taste too artificial and also pulls off just enough bitter/roasted notes to prevent it from becoming quite too sickly sweet. Still too sweet for my personal taste, while also feeling a little flat.

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Velvet Purple from Brouwerij Kees
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2 ratings