Tuesday, January 8, 2013

averna stout flip

2 oz Averna
1 oz Stout (Mayflower Oatmeal)
2 dash Angostura Bitters
1 Whole Egg

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a wine glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.  The dry shake will also help to de-gas the beer.

After returning home from Trina's Starlite Lounge on Christmas Eve, we were in the mood for a nightcap. The drink that I had in mind was Jacob Grier's Averna Stout Flip that he had posted about earlier in the week on his blog. Jacob recommended a smooth stout with a rich mouthfeel such as St. Peter's Cream Stout, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, or Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Luckily, I still had a bottle of oatmeal stout in the house to make this delight.
The nutmeg's spice contributed to the roasted malt aroma from the stout. A creamy caramel and roast-laden sip led into a coffee-like swallow filled with herbal notes from the Averna, the beer's hops, and the Angostura Bitters.

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