An Irish Stout aged in Irish whiskey (with an e) barrels? Pretty Hot And Tempting!
Presenting Phat Phantom, which takes the best of Cork whiskey barrels and fills them with the best of Cork craft beer for a magnificent Mitchelstown and Midleton collaboration.
With lovely roasted notes, flavours of chocolate and a hint of clove and raisin, this tastes like Christmas pudding magic in a bottle.
Style: Dry Irish stout aged in Jameson whiskey barrels
Malt: Irish pale malt, dark crystal, roasted barley, chocolate malt, flaked barley, oats.
Strength: 5.5% ABV
Bitterness: 41 IBUs
Colour/appearance: opaque black with a cream head.
Aroma: dark dried fruits – predominantly raisins and prunes – dark chocolate, oak.
Flavour: a medium body with sweet fruity vanilla notes up front, followed by a measure of sharpness from the dark grains. A touch of hop bitterness and a dry finish of barrel-related tannins.
Aftertaste: smooth roasty aftertaste with a subtle whiskey glow.
Get your hands on some barbecued brisket, cooked low and slow, and put it with Phat Phantom to take the flavours into the stratosphere. It’s also worth trying with a char-grilled flat iron steak, the smoky flavours of the beef playing off the oak in the beer. On the sweeter side of things, try this beer with a creamy coffee ice cream or even a chocolate rum and raisin baked cheesecake; it will cut the richness and let you taste each glorious mouthful anew.
Launch Date: August 2018.
Serving temperature: 8 degrees Celsius
Availability: 330ml bottles.
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