A chance meeting: the National Brewery Centre, a buffet with strawberries and thick clotted cream for dessert, cask P2 on at the bar. The thinking: strawberries covered in dark chocolate with a dollop of rich cream. The beer: smooth, roasty cocoa, silky, a hint of blackberries, a cakey sweetness, an incredible thing. The combination: tongue-covering creamy richness, a burst of strawberry juice; the beer swathes through, becomes more chocolatey, blends with the cream, feels totally luscious and a little bit sexy. A perfect chance combination, a brilliant FABPOW!
(The picture looks a little sorry for itself, I know. The trouble is I ate a bowlful, realised how delicious it was, told everyone else who also had a bowlful and then there were only two strawberries left.)
totally agree it was awesome!!ReplyDelete
Sadly some greedy git ate the last strawberry but just the clotted cream and P2 was amazing!ReplyDelete
I could've happily sat there and ate that all afternoon. Delicious!ReplyDelete
I do that all the time re; pictures, start making something, get halfway thorugh and think 'damn, where's the camera!!' Oh well, one of the bugbears of being a blogger. Nice impromptu match though, definately one step ahead of 'end of night lager and kebab'ReplyDelete
The P2 with a lump of clotted cream in it was yummy too. Just don't tell Steve Wellington I did that to his fantastic beer...ReplyDelete
I'm actually quite shocked at seeing Reluctant Scooper stirring clotted cream into P2 with his fingers (http://twitpic.com/1o1b1p)ReplyDelete
I'm not sure what was more amazing - the P2 itself or Dave's face when he was told it was on draught!ReplyDelete
It did make my legs feel a little wobbly though.