11% Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
After an easy drinking offering yesterday evening, I couldn't sit and stare at this any longer. I just had to crack open the BA version of Hypnopompa - a Marshmallow and Vanilla bean imperial stout.
This was literally like pouring squid ink out of the bottle, it was immensely thick and a dark as night. The head fizzled out as quick as it was poured, rising swiftly up the glass and then back down again. the alcohol coated the glass though, as it was moved back and forth.
The smell is thick with booze, sweet rum, vanilla, coconut and bitter coffee malts.
The flavour is very similar, the rum coming through with a boozy sweetness - backed up with more sweetness from the vanilla and marshmellow. This is VERY boozy though, almost overwhelming the other flavours. Mouthfeel is flat, but thick with minimal carbonation.
This was another purchase from Honestbrew.com but seems to be available through various online outlets in the UK.