Ice Cream Series: Texas Pecan by Buxton & Omnipollo

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Beer Name: Original Texas Pecan Ice Cream

Brewer: Buxton Brewery, Derbyshire, UK in collaboration with Omnipollo, Stockholm, Sweden

Date Sampled:  11th January 2017

ABV: 10%

Serving Type: Bottle

Location Sampled: Home

Well after three out of the four beers in this Buxton/Omipollo really impressed me I guess it was too much to ask that this last one would be a belter too?

Nope! If anything, this is the best of the lot!

Texas Pecan is another imperial stout and like Rocky Road, this one clearly has a little bit of Yellow Belly in it's heart.

Out of the bottle it's a little thicker than Rocky Road and with a heavy pour produces a lovely mocha coloured head.

The nose is unreal... with nuttiness, vanilla and toffee all evident, it's like sticking your face in a warm bowl of pecan pie and custard.

It's thick and unctuous, which along with the lack of carbonation, gives it a very luxurious mouth feel.

The taste is amazing. It reminded me of the slightly burnt homemade toffee you get when you boil a can of condensed milk. There's also some dark chocolate bitterness before a boozy finish.

I've enjoyed some great dark beers over the last six months and this is right up there with the best of them.

This Buxton/Omnipollo Ice Cream series has delivered everything I could have hoped for; it's a partnership that produces magic and I hope they continue their alchemy!

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