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Superbowl sundae

We thought an ice cream beer float sounded like a good idea and others (notably Mark Dredge and Zak Avery) have raved about it.

As I was staying up to watch the Superbowl, I thought I’d give it a go with two of my favourite American imports, Brooklyn Chocolate Stout and Ben & Jerry’s.

And, do you know what? It was horrid.

The lovely dark chocolate roastiness of the beer became metallic and cheesy. The two ingredients cancelled each other out.

I had to pour it away.

Boak

11 replies on “Superbowl sundae”

Watch Zak’s video! He enjoyed it a *lot* and he’s a man of taste. You never know until you try, etc. etc. etc.

I think it was Wikipedia where I read that he’d died of complications arising from trichinosis, but that must have been a malicious plant by the powerful anti-pork lobby which has since been corrected.

IMO, This works better with a beer that is otherwise too sickly sweet to enjoy. Over on this side of the pond, I find that Southern Tier’s Creme Brulee makes a pretty good beer float.

Eating an ice cream sandwich whilst drinking ice cold cooking lager is a nice treat on a hot summer day here in the States. Of course it was 100F on the day I first tried it.

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