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TGIF: Triple Teamed
Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.
And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.
With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.
This week why don’t your try…
Pancho Barnes Triple Stout Chocolate: Barnstormer’s
The appearance pours a jet black, with sizeable fingers of creamy lace orbiting the glass.
That gives way to a pleasant first sniff – mainly grainy roasty malts, cocoa, coffee bean, earthy and leafy hops, dark fruits (fig as the strongest) and earthy yeast.
As you enjoy the taste, those grainy roasty malts and coffee bean come to the forefront. The earthy and leafy hops are meshed with the cocoa hints, and they come through strongly. Followed by the dark fruits, the earthy yeast rounds out the brew.
The mouthfeel is best described as medium to full bodied, with moderate carbonation. Moreover, it finishes creamy with all elements lingering.
Overall – This is a flavourful sweet stout that delivers on all fronts. In general it is velvety smooth, and bold. Well deserving of a session from those that haven’t sampled it yet.
Best paired with traditional pub fare favoring sharper, salty sides to balance the sweeter sections of the drink.
By the numbers:
- ABV : 5.9
- IBU (THEORETICAL) : 21
- 36 SRM
Find out more about Pancho Barnes on Barnstormer’s website, and get it at the LCBO.