Style: Pastry imperial stout
Brewery: Amundsen Bryggeri
Amundsen are one of the most well known Norwegian breweries here in Sweden. With a rich history of beer production over the last few years, there are few craft beer fans in this country who haven’t tried at least a few of their beers. The Dessert in a Can range is their series of pastry stouts, which number over 30 different versions by now. As I had a white coconut chocolate to pair with a beer, I thought that this would work well, and I’m happy to report that it did!
Deep, rich and glossy chocolate in colour, this beer poured with hardly any head forming. The aroma was amazing, with massive roasted nut, cinnamon and brown sugar notes present. The toasted coconut came though really nicely too, to the extent it almost smelt like a dark chocolate Bounty bar. These aromas followed through into taste, with those delicious sweet tastes pulling through strongly. There were massive notes of sweet coconut oil, peanuts and white sugar all combining to produce an absolutely lovely pastry stout. As expected, there was little to zero carbonation present, but it didn’t harm the beer in any way. The 10.5% is so well hidden that this could be dangerous, though I think one of these would be more than enough in one night. The aftertaste was quite short, but leaves a nice dark chocolate flavour on the palate.
As with every version in this series, this was lovely and does exactly what it says on the can. Big, sweet flavours make this beer not for the faint-hearted, and you really need to have a sweet tooth to enjoy this beer. Paired with the white chocolate cookies, this became pure cookie perfection! For me, this is exactly what I am looking for in an imperial pastry stout!