Yellow Belly Sundae by Buxton & Omnipollo

Friday, 5 May 2017

Beer Name: Yellow Belly Sundae

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

Date Sampled:  5th May 2017

ABV: 12%

Serving Type: Bottle

Location Sampled: Home

So after finally writing my blog post documenting my trip to Buxton I figured it was about time I cracked open one of my bottles of Yellow Belly Sundae.

Yellow Belly, the bonkers peanut butter biscuit stout by Buxton and Omnipollo, was one of my favourite beers of 2016; the balance of flavours blew me away!

So when I saw images of Yellow Belly Sundae being shared I knew I had to get hold of some. However this bourbon barrel aged version was only available direct from the Buxton Tap House, hence the road trip!

So was it worth it? You bet your boozy stout it is!

In the glass it looks just like the original; thick, glossy and almost jet black, with a small caramel coloured head that disappears soon after pouring.

The aroma is a lovely desert like mix of sweet digestive biscuit, vanilla, peanut butter and dark cocoa.

It is medium bodied with no real carbonation and a silky mouth feel.

On first sip this almost fools you in to thinking that it's the same old Yellow Belly; vanilla and biscuit come first followed by peanut. But where as in the original that peanut carries through to the end, here it is soon overtaken by a big hint of booze followed by a warm bourbon finish.

I love the original Yellow Belly and this bourbon barrel aged version is a great special addition. I like my stouts big and boozy and that's just what Yellow Belly Sundae is. I have one bottle left and that's going to get stored for a cold dark winter's night.... on that sort of occasion this will absolutely sing!

1 comment:

  1. This actually sounds like a lovely bottle of beer - bazinga! ;)


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