Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Secret Vice

My needs are few, my desires simple. I enjoy partaking of a full-bodied stout on occasion—only with food of course. There are dozens to chose from, running the gamut from nasty (Rasputin) to the transcendent (Speedway Coffee). My latest discovery is very close to the "godhead" and readily attainable.

Night Tripper is from New Holland Brewing, which also makes the ridiculously over-the-top Dragon's Milk which, when paired with Ice Cream, is the ultimate in dessert beer. Night Tripper is very similar, but not as sweet and doesn't have the liquor overtones of DM. These brews are 11+% alcohol so consume with caution—they are very drinkable but a couple of these is the same as a six pack of regular beer. One is plenty for me, my teeth get 'comfortably numb' but I remain able to carry on a conversation. YMMV.

The deliciously perverse description on the label:
An abundance of roasted malts and flaked barley create a rich roaty stout with deeply intense, lush flavors. Layered, nuanced tones invite intrigue and reward a curious palate. Pairings: dark chocolate, stinky cheese, cayenne.

By Professor Batty


Blogger oroboros said...

Wow! Looks like a brew I'd want to try. Wonder if it's available in CA?

Blogger Professor Batty said...

It's out of Michigan, I don't know if they have an agreement with CA.

You should be able to get Speedway, it's even better.

Blogger oroboros said...

Had the Speedway, terrific! Thanks, Prof.B.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

I'm jealous!

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