Doing a bit of Christmas shopping with Mama Panda, we popped into the mall liquor store to see if there was anything interesting. With plenty of seasonal products clogging the aisles, I stumbled across a display of Deadfrog Nutty Uncle Peanut Butter Stout. A providential find as we were planning a visit to their tasting room on the way home.
To the tasting room!
After a successful morning shop we headed back to Abbotsford on Hwy 1, taking the 276th Street exit (it was like the Prius knew where she was going), swung through the Golden Arches drive-thru for a couple of burgers, and off to the Deadfrog Brewery just a few blocks away.
The modest Kermit green Deadfrog tasting room offers a full complement of brewed products in the store front, and a handful of tables to sit at and enjoy a beverage – FYI, you can only order one beverage per person. This will be changing soon as they are moving west to 200th Street in Langley beside the Sandman Signature, on the south side of Hwy 1. They have big plans for this facility, and I’m looking forward to the upgrade.
Bringing our lunch inside, I grabbed a glass of Nutty Uncle and set the growlers down for a refill.
The taproom dude was also an enthusiast and quite friendly, taking the time to chat with me, and share his thoughts. Much appreciated.
On to the beverage
This Nutty Uncle milk stout, offered up strong malt, chocolate, and coffee scents, with a hint of peanut.
It was smooth to the tongue with just the right effervescence. Chocolate was the first flavour, followed by coffee, toffee, and finally the peanuts. There was a slight bitterness that barely factored in but it wasn’t a hoppie bitter.
Ultimately each mouthful was as enjoyable as the previous, leaving me completely satisfied. Yummy yum yum!
Not to mention it washed down the angus burger and a few fries quite nicely.
This is a fantastic seasonal beverage that I have no problems highly recommending, and will be adding to my letter to Santa!
Tip: This one comes from “Rowdy“… Try blending it with a chocolate stout, perhaps their Winter Beeracle (it’s an ale but close enough) which has quite a bitterness from the cocoa.
What about the growlers?
Well that’s it for now, gonna go quench that panda sized thirst… cheers eh!