Caramel Fudge Stout - Buffalo Trace
WE RATE IT: 4.75 / 5
Brewed in Buffalo Trace barrels, this is a decadent, rich and boozy kind of stout that has it's place by the fireside on a cold night or as a chaser after a meal.
Brewed in Middelburg, Netherlands by Brouwerij Kees
25/02/2021

Caramel Fudge Stout - Buffalo Trace Edition Review

A twist on Kees's standard caramel fudge stout with just a trace of booze to add another flavour. Sorry (not).

Brewed in Buffalo Trace barrels, this is a decadent, rich and boozy kind of stout that has it's place by the fireside on a cold night or as a chaser after a meal.

Caramel Fudge Stout - Buffalo Trace Edition. Can and Pour.

Buffalo Trace is one of the best bourbons around and their barrels add a sweet, alcoholic style to anything that's brewed in them, making them a popular choice for aging thick, strong and powerful stouts.

Caramel Fudge Stout - Buffalo Trace Edition: Taste Test

The smell is a fascinating combination of sweet, sticky fudge and hardcore booze. It's tantalising, and the aromas are made even stronger in the pour which is surprisingly light for a stout with such a hard-hitting heady aroma.

Caramel Fudge Stout - Buffalo Trace Edition. Untappd Review Adam

Initially the flavours are quite heavy on the bourbon, with a boozy sweetness that's not unpleasant but at first masks what comes after. Namely, a stodgy chocolate sweetness that reminds me of that sick feeling you get after too many brownies.

The sweetness isn't balanced by any bitterness, more by the alcoholic flavour that helps to keep it grounded and is the chief aftertaste component. It's decadent, rich and strong - but it's definitely a winner.

Caramel Fudge Stout - Buffalo Trace Edition: Can Notes

The can is pretty straightforward. It's plain blue, with ripples of blue similar to what you'd get if you scrunched a material like sating.

The writing is plain white, with a sort of groovy font that doesn't make it stand out particularly, but the white-on-blue contrast is eye-catching.

Caramel Fudge Stout - Buffalo Trace Edition. Can.

There's a lot of information on the can which I really like, including bits about the brewery itself along with the style guide and info about the beer. It's a nice touch which won't win any awards, but with the beer inside that's not really necessary.

Buy Caramel Fudge Stout Buffalo Trace Edition

Another one form our local bottle shop this one, making it tricky to track down on line. A search on a popular search engine reveals it's stocked in a number of bottle shops, so it seems pretty common to get your hands on one.

We managed to find a few in stock at local Sheffield outfit Hop Hideout - follow the link to add it to your basket if you're local.

Depends how willing you are to venture out - but we recommend you make the journey. Even in snow - especially is snow.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
11.5%
Brewery
Brouwerij Kees
Vessel
Can
Size
330ml
Beer Bio
Caramel, fudge, bourbon, sweet, rich
Style
Stout
IBU
25
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