September 11th, 2013
Type: Russian Imperial Stout
Brewing Company: Aztec Brewing Company
Details: Vanilla ice cream topped with Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
The beer was good, the ice cream was awesome, the two together were great.
This beer was definitely good but not my favorite Russian Imperial Stout. It had a crisp taste which was nice. I was a little disappointed that I could only taste a very small hint of cinnamon but I did like the extra cinnamon flavor.
The ice cream, as always, was awesome. We’ve been doing a lot of ice cream pairings lately because it’s just such a nice way to end a summer day. We added some chocolate syrup on top which always strongly improves a boring vanilla ice cream.
The big question is: how was the beer with the food? The answer is: great. The combination really improved an already good beer. When paired together it added a creamy flavor to the beer which seems to be common in stout and ice cream pairings. The unexpected bonus from the pairing was it seemed to make the cinnamon flavor a little more prominent in the beer which was very nice.