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Started by GyratingTrampoline on Oct 12, 2021 11:04:25 AM
Cake beer

My friend came to visit this weekend, and told me about this beer club he's joined. You pay a monthly subscription and they send you a selection of unusual beers. He left 3 behind when he went and I thought "oh that's nice he's left me some of those unusual beers"

But on closer inspection I think he left them for a reason. They are "Choc Fudge Cake Stout", "Robust Coffee Porter" and "White Breakfast Stout with Vanilla"

I was like "Yuck! What sort of deviant monster from the bowels of humanity's most evil imaginings would even countenance the existence of such things"

But my daughter says "You should try it at least once before you decide you I don't like it. That's what _you_ always say"

browserbutton - 13 Oct 2021 06:24:49 (#1 of 62)

These will be 'craft' beers. Nowadays you can make anything taste like just about anything. It's the same with food.

Snarlygog - 13 Oct 2021 06:31:03 (#2 of 62)

Christmas cake stout is very good winter ale.

HouseOfLametta - 13 Oct 2021 07:06:31 (#3 of 62)

These are horrible shit for people who don't like beer.

Flush em away.

Ginmonkey - 13 Oct 2021 07:19:06 (#4 of 62)

Those cake/chocolate type stouts are usually horrid, but coffee porter can be nice if made properly.

browserbutton - 13 Oct 2021 07:40:36 (#5 of 62)


11.5%? That is a warming drop.

upgoerfive - 13 Oct 2021 08:00:02 (#6 of 62)

GyratingTrampoline - 13 Oct 2021 09:21:09 (#7 of 62)


Arjuna - 13 Oct 2021 09:28:48 (#8 of 62)

Probably not

GyratingTrampoline - 13 Oct 2021 09:30:18 (#9 of 62)

Question is does the pizza flavour include pineapple?

Arjuna - 13 Oct 2021 09:30:33 (#10 of 62)

My guess is that it tastes like shite

Bodgit - 13 Oct 2021 15:18:01 (#11 of 62)

Nigella does a Chocolate Guinness cake, so if the chocolate beer tastes as wrong as it sounds you could use it for that. Similarly the coffee porter could be used for a stew.

There's no hope for the vanilla one. You need to donate it to a tombola, to which it will be returned in perpetuity.

TheExcession - 13 Oct 2021 15:23:33 (#12 of 62)

I'd drink them, but one would be enough I think.

A friend of mine is heavily into his craft ales (the result is that on any night out he insists we visit some godawful dive populated by three manky old blokes and a dog on a string on the grounds that the beer is 'good') One of these mail order schemes sent him prawn cocktail and cheese and onion flavoured beers. Even he struggled to describe the taste.

browserbutton - 13 Oct 2021 15:27:59 (#13 of 62)

I expect they make for some interesting craft farts.

FrankieTeardrop - 13 Oct 2021 14:33:59 (#14 of 62)

I'm baffled by the trend for flavoured beers, whether it is triple chocolate fudge caramel vanilla marshmallow porter or citrusy grapefruit kaffir lime-leaf lychee and passionfruit IPA.

Beers should be malty, slightly hoppy, crisp and clean.

turbodante - 13 Oct 2021 14:36:03 (#15 of 62)

Cake to ensure beer bellies are fully girthed

Lawlsie - 13 Oct 2021 15:36:34 (#16 of 62)

Why not just eat ice-cream, cake or chocolate and not bother with the beer?

Sabacious - 13 Oct 2021 14:41:22 (#17 of 62)

Beers should be malty, slightly hoppy, crisp and clean.

Its the hops that give the citrus flavours.

browserbutton - 13 Oct 2021 15:43:17 (#18 of 62)

They are appreciated by beer drinkers with a sense of humulus.

FrankieTeardrop - 13 Oct 2021 14:44:17 (#19 of 62)

Its the hops that give the citrus flavours.

Or, in the case of Jever Pils, it's marijuana like aroma. When they're over-done, they're horrible.

Sabacious - 13 Oct 2021 14:51:06 (#20 of 62)

When they're over-done, they're horrible

Well of course hence the skill involved in brewing good beer and balancing things like hops. More traditional english beers use hops like goldings that have a sweeter, spicier flavour. Newer IPAs often use the recently bred Citra hops that impart that grapefruit citrus flavour. All of part of life's rich beermat.

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