Monday, July 16, 2007

Stout Floats

So, we were feeling ambitious after dinner on Friday night. We'd just stuffed our bellies full of delicious grilled Copper River King salmon, creamed spinach, and buttermilk mashed potatoes. But there was still room for a bit of something sweet. Why not make a beer float?

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.

Stout Floats
Gourmet, June 2007

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