Here’s your cheat sheet for Stay Puft by Tiny Rebel Brewery. I’ve had this beer before a few times, and even blogged about it before, so I know we’re in for a treat tonight.
Tiny Rebel Brewery, Stay Puft / Porter / 5.2% ABV / IBU 30
Featured in main subscriber on 30 August 2018.
Serve this beer between 7°C and 10°C; stick it in the fridge for about an hour.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
A sweet treat for the cold winter nights.
This is a lovely beer. It’s billed as a marshmallow porter, which means it combines the roasty notes of a classic dark ale with a smooth sweetness from the marshmallow. Tiny Rebel describe the result as “a delightful, S’mores-like ale” – and I have to agree.
Its flavour was soft, with burnt marshmallow floating over roast malt, coffee, liquorice, dates and vanilla. With a moderately full and yet light body, soft carbonation preceded the gently drying finish, where a slight coffee bitterness lingered just edging the balance over the malts. I found it very pleasant with a ghost of burnt marshmallow allowing some more complex flavours to come through.
It’s got to be s’mores, right? Or failing that perhaps one of those oversized soft chocolate cookies. A chocolate brownie could work too. But if you want something more savoury, try it with cheese – especially gruyère – or perhaps some bresaola.
Or just go for the s’mores.