Monday, 17 May 2010

FABPOW! P2 Stout with Strawberries and Clotted Cream

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.)

7 comments:

  1. totally agree it was awesome!!

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  2. Sadly some greedy git ate the last strawberry but just the clotted cream and P2 was amazing!

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  3. I could've happily sat there and ate that all afternoon. Delicious!

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  4. 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'

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  5. 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...

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  6. I'm actually quite shocked at seeing Reluctant Scooper stirring clotted cream into P2 with his fingers (http://twitpic.com/1o1b1p)

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  7. I'm not sure what was more amazing - the P2 itself or Dave's face when he was told it was on draught!

    It did make my legs feel a little wobbly though.

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