Monday, July 16, 2007
We had a bit of vanilla porter on hand, so we subbed that in for the stout in the recipe. Which seemed like a fairly good idea (vanilla - blackberry - icecream... yum). However, our initial reactions to the bitter-sweet-cool treat was a bit of a mixed bag. No, they didn't blow us out of the water. But they didn't gross us out either. The sweetness of the blackberry brandy and icecream was a very nice contrast for the bitterness of the beer. In fact, the combination seemed to have REAL possibilities.
So, we plan to try them again. This time, with a coffee or chocolate stout.
If you're looking for something truly unique, you've got to try one of these.
Gourmet, June 2007
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