Fannie's Chocolate Cake Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout (2020)
Lake Effect Brewing Company
A Note on This Beer
Remember the scene in the movie Matilda, where the principle forces a kid to eat an entire 18” chocolate cake in front of the whole school, just because he stole a slice from her office?
Well, that kid’s sensory overload doesn’t come close to what you can experience from Fannie’s Chocolate Cake Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout! The craft confectioners at Lake Effect brewed this boozy behemoth with creamy milk sugar and EIGHT CHOCOLATE CAKES! That’s enough chocolate to satisfy my cravings for a whole year!
They procured these decadent cakes from their favorite local bakery, Fannie’s Cafe. Each fudge and vanilla-laced sip is like savoring a bite of rich Devil’s Food, followed by a shot of caramelly bourbon.
It’s causing craft fans like @Justin L. to rave, “Making the belly warm and the body buzzed.”
Which is exactly what I want MY chocolate cake to do.
We’ve got just 36 cases of this 11% ABV chocoholic’s fantasy. So, if your sweet tooth is tingling, I suggest getting your dessert fork ready!
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Drinkable chocolate cake, what else would you need to know.
Much thinner than I was expecting. Nice chocolatey, bourbon barrel aged beer otherwise.
Strong and delicious
Big miss for me and kind of a boozy mess. Overwhelming barrel character completely masked the chocolate cake flavors.
Ordered from Tavour. Poured into a sniffer (twice... left enough room to smell and so we poured a half pint each time). Look: Deep and dark, almost black. No discernible head on the pour. No lacing or clingy sugars on the glass as we drank it. Smell: BOOZE, sweet, sweet dark chocolate flavors. Bourbon-ish notes. Taste: Bourbon, booze, if you reach chocolate. If you get really tipsy you MIGHT get some chocolate cake. There is no real lactose smoothness or maltiness that usually goes with something cake(y). Feel: Yeah so this one is interesting because it is a BBS, but the boozy gives a bit a dry note on the end (leaves your tongue feeling like it needs to drink some more. Typical of a heavy stout it is not thick or thin, but right in between. There is little carbonation that sticks around as it warms. I will pre-empt this statement with this: "we LOVE dark beers" and this one in particular was not quite as advertised (chocolate cake stout). We got no lactose in the mouthfeel or flavor. It is a beautiful beer if you like darks like we do, but some brews hide their 11% ABV, this one for us didn't, but that is part of it being a BBS I guess. When we got it we were hoping for chocolate cake, what we got was chocolate cake if you were hammered.
It was too sweet for me. My Dad loved it.