Vanilla Espresso Affogato - Collaborative beer of 5 Elementos and Salvador Brewing Co.: Pastry Stout made with Lactose, Coffee and Vanilla. (Source: Loosely translated from the brewery's advertising material.)
- Beer: Vanilla Espresso Affogato
- Style: Pastry Stout (30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer - 20C. Imperial Stout with coffee and vanilla)
- ABV: 12%
- IBU: 80
- Look: black color, turbid, with a medium brown head formation that leaves marks on the glass.
- Aroma: vanilla notes are really present, being featured in the foreground of this beer. On the background, being an interesting complement to the vanilla, it’s possible to perceive coffee and dairy-related notes. On other words, this beer smells exactly like it was supposed to: vanilla icecream with coffee. As the beer heats on the glass, the combination of aromas brings a cappuccino remembrance.
- Taste: on the taste, the same notes that were featured on the aroma are present, but presented in a different way: at first, it’s possible to perceive a really strong presence of coffee and roasty notes. On a lower level, complementing the coffee notes, there is an elegant presence of vanilla notes. The beer itself has a velvety feel, probably because of the lactose addition. Light presence of wood and roasty notes.
- Mouthfeel: Full body, medium carbonation and a very sweet and long finish.
- Overall: When two great breweries get along to create a beer, it’s inevitable not to hope for the best. And what a great pastry stout was created due to this collaboration. Looking forward for the Chocolate Espresso Affogato!
This beer review was made by somebody which is studying every day to be a better beer drinker but, despite that, isn't a specialist or a beer sommelier. In advance, pardon for any gaffe. If you have any corrections or suggestions, please mail me.