Well, Ballistic. You’ve bloody done it again.
Yes, I expected good things from another year of Coup de Grâce, this one aged for seven months in a mix of rum, bourbon and shiraz barrels before being blended back together.
But there’s just… so much going on here. And every single bit of it is delightful.
It’s chocolate truffles filled with chocolate praline. It’s clusters of sticky sweet muscatel grapes, dried still on the stem. It’s caramel sauce made with burnt brown sugar. It’s mocha mousse served with a glass of port. It’s viscous - full of lovely tiny bubbles that create this creamy, foamy, thick blanket for the tongue.
It’s the decadence of a damn well made imperial stout.
It’s the sweetness that lingers from rum.
It’s the fruit notes that linger from red wine.
It’s the warmth that lingers from whisky.
I’m only annoyed I didn’t have a second can to cellar for a couple of years.
- Imperial Stout
- 75 IBU