Beer Review 81 // Battenberg by Bellwoods x Cloudwater
Name: Battenberg Cake
Style: Imperial Stout
Brewery: Bellwoods x Cloudwater
Commercial Fluff: Our most recent collab with Cloudwater Brew Co is an Imperial Stout inspired by the traditional, geometric British cake recipe. The rich beer is aided by an ensemble of almond extract, apricot jam, and Madagascar vanilla beans.
Label: Spot on with the Battenberg cake representation. The pastel shades of colour just scream Battenberg. Love it.
Pour: Black as tar and almost as thick. This is a scary beer pour. The head is rick chocolate shade and really looks the part of a dessert beer.
Aroma: It's rich, sweet apricot jumps up, along side a huge hit of Almonds. I can already feel my teeth decaying from the sugar over dose they are about to endure.
Taste: Very sweet, a lot of vanilla and almond, lots of sugar. As it starts to warm the apricot starts forcing it's way into the foreground. It also seems to get thicker and stickier! Coats the mouth but ultimately is a sweet beer.
Would I buy it again: Yes. This is something I love to enjoy. Pastry stouts are my sort of brew and this ticks every box I could ask for. Only thing I would change is that I would share the next one, 11.3% is too big of a hit to go solo on.