Flying Fish IPC Irish Potato Candy

As soon as the Flyers announced they were having a Stadium Series against the Penguins this year, I knew we needed to go. It also happened to be our anniversary weekend and I know my wife wanted nothing more than to sit outside and watch hockey and get rained on (there is some definite sarcasm there). But, she was a good sport, even though she had a nasty chest cold and we took an extra day in the city and went to the spa.

ABV: 10.3%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This beer is based off the traditional Philadelphia confection of Irish Potato Candy. We highlight this Imperial Stout with coconut and hints of cinnamon to celebrate the season. Enjoy this unique offering while it lasts.”

Random: This beer is available in cans and on tap for a limited time.

This beer poured with less than a finger of tan head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was dark black with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was filled with roasted malts, coconut, milk chocolate and cinnamon. There was some toffee as well. The taste started with lots of coconut upfront, but not enough to be overwhelming. The toffee and notes of caramel came through next. Vanilla and milk chocolate were present as well. The alcohol was well-hidden. The body was thick and chewy with silkiness and light carbonation. It had a long finish with coconut. Having never had the candy that this beer is doing an homage to, I didn’t know what to expect, but this beer was spectacular. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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