Ballistic Beer Black Forest Birthday Cake Stout

Style
Black Forest Stout
ABV
8.0%
Bitterness
12 IBU

Ballistic Beer Co is one brand that’s grown to three locations over five years, with an abundance of excellent beers and countless satisfied customers. That’s worth celebrating.

For their fifth birthday, the Ballistic team have made themselves a cake: a Black Forest Birthday Cake Stout that promises decadence all the way down, from the description to the can design.

But does it do what it says on the label?

I poured my friend a glass of this beer and handed it to him without telling him what it was. He inhaled deeply and said: “Smells like a Black Forest gateau. Smells like liqueur. Smells like cherries. Smells like chocolate cake.”

Yes, Ballistic pulled it off.

Like the tiered gateau we all have in mind now, this stout has layers – a complex grain bill sets up the velvety feel like folds of chocolate cake batter; the chocolate, vanilla and lactose additions make it richer than Solomon, and provide the equivalent of creamy dark chocolate ganache coating the outside of the cake; and, finally, the cherries have brought a liqueur-esque resonance that cuts through all and brings a pleasant blush to your cheeks.

Happy birthday, Ballistic. Have fun stuffing your face with cake.

Mick Wust

Published March 6, 2021

Name
Ballistic Beer Co Salisbury
Address

53 McCarthy Road
Salisbury
QLD 4107

Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 7pm
Friday: 3.30pm to 10pm
Saturday: 1pm to 10pm
Sunday: 1pm to 7pm

Black Bad Boy Bao 2024 B

More from Ballistic Beer Co Salisbury

Ballistic Beer Reef Red Ale & Reef XPA
Red Ale & XPA
Both 5.5%
Ballistic Beer Hawaiian Haze Hazy DIPA
Hazy DIPA
7.7%
Ballistic Beer SWYD Double IPL
Double IPL
8.0%
Ballistic & Stone Brewing Neighbourhood Golden IPA
Golden IPA
8.5%
Ballistic Beer Keepin' It Low Cal Ginger Beer
Ginger Beer
3.5%
Ballistic & Pasteur Steet Neighbourhood Mandarin IPA & Twang Guava & Passionfruit Sour
Mandarin IPA & Fruit Sour
6.5% & 4.6%
Ballistic Beer Co After 5
Ginger Beer
3.5%
Ballistic Easy Stout, Grandfather Oaked Ale & Tropical Imperial Stout
Stout, Old Ale & Imperial Stout
4.5%, 7.0% & 10.0%
Ballistic Neighbourhood Cold IPA & SWYD Triple IPA
Cold IPA & Triple IPA
7.0% & 10.0%
Ballistic Coup de Grâce Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (2022)
Imperial Stout
11.0%
Ballistic Peach Iced Tea Twang Sour & SWYD Trans-Tasman West Coast DIPA
Iced Tea Sour & West Coast DIPA
4.6% & 8.9%
Ballistic Beer Idaho Gem Hazy & West Coast IPAs
Single Hop IPAs
Both 6.0%
Ballistic Beer Low Ha
Low Carb Pale
4.0%
Ballistic Beer Sleep When You’re Dead: Juicy Double IPA
Hazy IIPA
8.0%
Ballistic Beer Reef Pale & Reef Lager
Pale Ale & Lager
Both 4.2%
Ballistic Beer Sleep When You’re Dead: Black IPA
Black IPA
7.0%
Ballistic Beer Hawaiian Haze IPA
Hazy IPA
6.0%
Ballistic Beer Sleep When You're Dead: West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
7.5%
Ballistic Beer Co Sleep When You're Dead Hazy DIPA
Hazy DIPA
9.5%
Ballistic Beer Bru-1 West Coast & Hazy IPAs
Single Hop West Coast & Hazy IPAs
6.1% & 5.9%