21 October 2023

Dream Sequence Sticky Side Up Beer (The Wee Beer Shop) by @Spectreuk

Dream Sequence Sticky Side Up Beer

Sometimes life can feel like a Dream Sequence. You see things unfold, you can't quite believe is happening for good or ill, or you feel like you're having a deja vu moment. I'm hoping this 12.8% in volume Dream Sequence Sticky Side Up stout will give me good dreams tonight. Certainly by the strength of this collaboration between Tempest Brewing Co. and Deadend Brew Machine at least I should sleep anyway.

This Dream Sequence Sticky Side Up stout does sound like a beer of my dreams. It's described as a sweetly spiced Imperial Rye with a blend of vanilla and rye, which are two of my favourite ingredients in booze, and all aged for twenty four months in first-fill Heaven Hill bourbon casks. It also has date syrup, vanilla, fenugreek (of all things), and Star Anise in the ingredients.

On opening the can there was a serious curry type spiciness from the deep black contents. This spicy aroma seemed to overpower the rye to me. With lovely creaminess to begin with, the spices and bourbon kick provided bitter warmth and the date syrup added a sweet body to this sumptuous Imperial stout. It was certainly an unusual flavour and took a bit to get used to. Perfect for rainy days and cold autumn and winter nights, this Dream Sequence Sticky Side Up was certainly a sweet and sticky, spicy treat.

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