I was excited to give this beer a try. I am not a huge fan of sweet breakfast foods, but french toast is one of the exceptions. My aunt used to work in a diner and she used to make me french toast all of time when I was a kid. She taught me that the secret to good french toast is a couple of drops of vanilla extract.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: The brewery is located in Mamaroneck, New York.
Random: I love french toast. It’s one of my favorite breakfast foods.
The beer poured with a quarter of finger of white head. It dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was clear and bright yellow. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose was very sweet. There was maple syrup with brown sugar and molasses. Cinnamon came through next with citrus. The taste was also incredibly sweet. It was filled with maple syrup that was almost overwhelming. Nutmeg and cinnamon came through next. It then went into grapefruit pith and green herbs, which was a weird juxtaposition to the maple syrup. It had some bready malt as well. The body was on the thicker side with lots of carbonation. The alcohol was apparent in this beer. The finish was lengthy and sticky with maple syrup. I picked this up for $5.75, which came to $.36 per ounce. The beer was definitely expensive, but that wasn’t my issue with it. It was gimmicky and the flavors just didn’t jive. I wouldn’t have this again.
Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0