BREWER: Delphic Brewing Co., Berkshire, England
STYLE: Milk Stout
VESSEL: 330ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 2nd January 2023
On the 7th November 2021 we reviewed the original version of ISBP. And let’s just say that it very well indeed scoring a mighty 91% overall!
Highlights from my musings included statements like…
F-ME, WE ARE AT NEW LEVELS OF GENIUS HERE
HOW THE F IS THIS BREW SOOOOOOOOO SMOOTH
TOTAL AND UTTER WONDERMENT
DELPHIC HAVE NAILED IT
THIS BEER IS INCREDIBLE
And all of this is still true for the Barrel-Aged version. It’s just a flippin’ fantastic beer.
The main point of difference from this outing is it comes across way more boozy. It has a spirit taste running through it as a backbone which turns it into a real sit back, sip and savour kinda brew.
Jymi’s Rating: 90%
So, here’s my original review for I See Bread People:
Right, the cap’s a bit of a fiddle to get off. But don’t let that detract from the overall impact the packaging has on I See Bread People. And let’s be honest, a little effort to get to your beer only makes you want for it more.
Aside for the wax over the cap, you’ll note that this is a gingerbread milk stout. And if that doesn’t tickle your intrigue, well, who knows what will? On the face of it, it might seem like a gimmick. However, ISBP is anything but…
The nose is vanilla filled moving into cinnamon. For a stout, it’s quite a complex start. And the drinking has an intriguing mouthfeel which is very creamy, taking away some of the bitter notes you might expect in a stout. All the while, there’s the hint of gingery spiciness dancing around in the background. When you combine these profiles, you are faced with a formidable drink.
While this won’t be for the stout purist, make no mistake, this is a cracking beer. It’s different and has many points of interest. ISBP is just plain old good fashioned fun.
As we enter the festive season, you won’t go far wrong hunting one of these down. And once you have your quarry, I’ll be betting you’ll be reaching for more.
Great concept. Executed perfectly.
END OF ORIGINAL REVIEW
The barrel aged edition of ISBP is everything the original was. So all of the above still stands. However, what you get with this bad boy is a development of all those lovely flavours. And what that does, my beer friends, is add a little bit extra. It all comes alive a little more. Still a wonderful drink, just more developed and alive.
If offered either version, I’d snap your hand off to guzzle it.
Sammy’s Rating: 90%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 90%
MOB review next weekend: TNT IPA by DYNAMITE VALLEY BREWING CO.
Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze weekly since 2017