Wild Weather Ales, Silchester, UK X Tartarus Beers, Horsforth, UK - Total Ripeout
Style: Imperial Pastry Stout
A mammoth hit of banana and chocolate greets you as the can is cracked open, before a thick, jet black pour washes into the glass. The creamy, light caramel coloured head sits effortlessly atop the beer awaiting the first sip. A subtle bitterness rounds out the beer as you are reminded of the sweet chocolate sauce that smothers a banana split. Diving deeper, the nutty pistachio flavouring (nut-free) rears its head and before you know it the banana and subtle strawberry are harmonising to create that ever so sweet taste of a full mouthful of banana split.
As the sweet aroma fills the air, and the flavours linger, and meld together on the tongue we hope to invoke cherished memories of banana splits gone by.