Marshmallow Milk Stout by Garage Brewing Company

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Marshmallow Milk Stout by Garage Brewing Company is a 7.1% ABV Sweet/Milk Stout brewed with Marshmallows.

Label:
We believe in making out fresh craft beer from only the finest ingredients. And gues what? It’s really good. Pure decadence with none of the gooey mess… and if you close your eyes, you’ll picture yourself nestled around a campfire.

==Introduction==

Obtained online at craftshack.com along with some other fine beers. This is the second time I try a Garage brewing beer. While I really wish the mango heffeweizen was really good but for some reason, I guess mango and heffs just don’t mix. I will give it the benefit of a doubt because it could have been a bad bottle but also, there hasn’t been another mango heffeweizen I have tasted before so I am sure I will have to try it again. As far as this one goes, I definitely wanted to try it especially since I never tried a marshmallow stout before. Garage brewing definitely has the heart to experiment on some good brews and I really love their ideas which is the reason I got this Marshmallow Stout. Let’s take a look and see what it has to offer.

Aromas:
Milk chocolate, bakers chocolate, chocolate milk shake, Yoohoo chocolate, mocha chocolate, Cocoa Puffs Cereal, Count Chocula Cereal, vanilla, marshmallow cream, crème brulee, Rich Chocolate Marshmallow Smores, graham crackers, waffle cone, milk sugar, dark fruit cherries, currants anise, pecan pie, hazelnut nectar, almond joy chocolate, almond joy chocolate, rocky road ice cream and cookie dough.

Flavors:
Cocoa Puffs Cereal, Count Chocula Cereal, vanilla, marshmallow cream, milk chocolate, bakers chocolate, chocolate milk shake, Yoohoo chocolate, mocha chocolate, dulce de leche caramel, brown sugar, crème brulee, Rich Chocolate Marshmallow Smores, graham crackers, waffle cone, milk sugar, dark fruit cherries, currants anise, pecan pie, hazelnut nectar, almond joy chocolate, rocky road ice cream, cookie dough, Irish cream hints, peanut butter hints, maple syrup, flan, sweetened condensed milk and tres leches cake.

Aftertaste:
Great amount of chocolate, crème brulee, marshmallow, vanilla and caramel sweetness lingers. No alcohol in the taste, deep dark full body, smooth, creamy, syrupy and silky mouthfeel with a moderate drinkability.

Overall:
Holy shit! Major awesomeness with this one. Like it literally is very direct with the marshmallow flavors which is what carries the beer. A real smores chocolate marshmallow and coffee mocha beer. This beer is pretty damn insane and surely surpasses the mango beer I tried a while back. A true and awesome sweet milk stout that is highly recommended. Now I just have to find another one.

Anime Corner:
Mitsurugi Meiya from Muv-Luv Alternative was used in this pairing as I wanted to pair the colors of marshmallow and chocolate as they are over a fire like chocolate smores. The fiery background represents that. Meiya’s hair also represents the the other flavors of the dark fruits, cherries and other sweet complexities. Sexy and sweet just like the rich dessert that flows easy as this beer does. Of course, for such a beer, looking bad ass is definitely a plus and just adds that much more to it.

Sources:
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Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale by Rogue Brewing

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Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale by Rogue Brewing is a 6.9% ABV Fruit Ale brewed with lemon juice, vanilla beans and marshmallows.

Description:
Dedicated to Tres & Cat Daddy, The Rogues of Voodoo Doughnut

A Collision of Crazies.

Rogue Ales has again collided with Voodoo Doughnut to create Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale! This unique artisan creation contains a baker’s dozen ingredients including lemon juice, vanilla bean, and marshmallows to match Voodoo’s Lemon Chiffon Crueller doughnut.

Food Pairing: Doughnuts, Desert

13 Ingredients:

Malts: 2-Row, Munich, & Rogue Farms Dare™ and Risk™

Hops: Perle, Sterling

Specialty: Lemon Juice, Lemon Extract, Vanilla Beans, Vanilla Extract, Marshmallows

Yeast & Water: Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water

Specs:

16 deg PLATO

20 IBU

78 AA

7 deg Lovibond

==Introduction==

The next installment of variants for Rogues Voodoo Doughnut beers. This time made in the form of a lemon chiffon crueller. I have no idea what a chiffon is but a quick google search talks about a pastry like a lemon cake. So I would assume this is supposed to be like a lemon merengue pie or lemon cake in a bottle. Of the other 3 variants, so far I really like the Chocolate raspberry pretzel and the Peanut buter banana ones. Lets see how this one plays out. Cheers!

Aromas:
Lemon cake, lemon merengue pie, marshmallow cream, vanilla, caramel, biwscuit bread, butterscotch, oranges, citrus, waffle cone, whipped cream, flan hints, doughnuts, banana notes, cookie dough, mint, lemon ice cream, orange creamcicle, piney hop notes and brown sugar.

Flavors:
Lemon candy, lemon drops, marshmallows, caramel, vanilla, lemon grass, biscuit bread, lemon merengue pie, orange preserves, orange peel, lemon and banana pound cake, pecan pie hints, piney hops, flan hints, marshmallow cream, whipped cream, banana hints, doughnut sugar, cookie dough, white grapes, peach, pears, mint, lemon peel and tangerines.

Aftertaste:
Sweet and tart lemon candy, marshmallow, vanilla, citrus and piney hops. No alcohol in the taste, clear gold body, creamy, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel and easy to drink.

Overall:
Very good ale to me but maybe off putting for some beer experts. They really nailed the whole lemon drop candy jelly doughnut aspect but maybe some of the sweetness may not be good for some and the lemon tartness may or may not be much. All in all I think this is worth the try and I personally like lemon and lemon candies but generally speaking, I like the raspberry pretzel chocolate and peanut butter banana ones better. Give it a try if you are willing.

Anime Corner:
Ashikaga Yoshiteru from Sengoku Hime was used in this pairing since I wanted to pair her with the colors of the beer mainly but also to show a small aspect of voodoo in relation to magic which can be seen by the mask she has. In Japanese lore, the flame next to the mask can be seen as one of the single flames from the pair of Will O’ Wisp which are known to follow the Yūrei which are like the equivalent of ghosts or spirits in Japan. In relation to the word Voodoo, that is almost in relation to the dead or bringing the dead back to life. It sort of fits although, Voodoo Doughnuts are merely magical since they are delicious.

Sources:
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2013 Barrel Roll No. 1 Immelmann by Hangar 24

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2013 Barrel Roll No. 1 Immelmann by Hangar 24 is a 11.4% ABV Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels

Label: 
IMMELMANN: An ascending half loop followed by a half roll resulting in level flight in the opposite direction at a higher altitude

Just as it takes consummate skill to perform the Immelmann maneuver in the air, it takes the choicest ingredients, patience and consummate skill to bring you our IMMELMANN, a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter. This hand crafted beer is brewed with 2-Row, Munich, Cara-Munich, Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Malts, Oats and Cocoa Nibs, along with whole Vanilla Beans. Aged in Bourbon Barrels for six months and blended with twenty percent fresh Porter to produce enticing aromas of chocolate, coffee, tobacco, bourbon and sweet malt along with a complex pallet of dark roast chocolate, oak and maple followed by a subtle vanilla finish. This is an intense, yet refined flavor experience to be savored today or aged to be enjoyed at your leisure.
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Do a Barrel Roll!! This was the first beer in Hangar 24’s Barrel Aged “Barrel Roll” program which was first released back in 2010. They released it again in 2013 and have decided to keep it California limited. I was lucky to barely get a bottle of this one to review. This one I got at Ramirez Liquor in Boyle Heights, one of the best rare treasure beer shops in Los Angeles since I first started looking for rare beers. It sold out within the first couple of hours of it being posted on the internet. If you are lucky to find this one and enjoy the barrel roll series, definitely pick this on up.

Aromas are of milk chocolate, hazelnut nectar, pecans, rocky road ice cream, dulce de leche caramel, coconut, bourbon, oak, vanilla, molasses, mocha, coffee, flan, brown sugar, campfire smoke hints, tobacco and almond joy

The flavors are of bourbon, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, pecan pie, caramel flan, dulce de leche, toasted coconut, vanilla, oak, mocha, molasses, brown sugar, rocky road ice cream, marshmallows, tobacco, almond joy chocolate, cherry notes and some smokey notes

The aftertaste is of rich chocolate, hazelnut, almonds, caramel and bourbon. This is a sipper and meant to be enjoyed. The alcohol is barely noticeable and does not interfere with the rich flavors.

Overall it exceeds expectations, mainly due to the rich chocolate, caramel, mocha and bourbon flavors. This does not seems like a porter but more like a stout or strong ale yet the porter flavors are there in some aspect as it is pretty freaking sweet (Both is flavor and awesomeness of course) It is close to Pugachev’s cobra but still missing some more richer flavors. Yet, still flies the beer treasure skies of space and beyond. Definitely do this barrel roll!!