Sucking down a pint of light beer just for the sake of it? We’ll pass. There’s plenty of beer in the world, but a girl’s got to have standards.
Admittedly, Wicked Weed Brewing’s latest creation, Barrel Aged French Toast Imperial Stout, caught our eye immediately.
It had the potential to taste disgustingly artificial or like the winter sipper we’ve been searching for all along. The outside of the bottle promised that the stout was brewed with real cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup—which boded well.
To prepare for the tasting, we put on some fluffy slippers and got out a couple tall glasses. When the beer poured, it cascaded in thick, velvety torrents.
Our first taste brought warm spices, a touch of caramel and something else—a slightly sweet toastiness; the second had us head over heels swooning. We’d found the one. And while we’re normally pretty jealous, we’re willing to share (check out the Wicked Weed Beer Finder to grab some near you).