Pikes Beer Co Choc Vanilla Stout

Pikes Beer Company

Published July 6, 2020

When the colder months come calling, there are many who reach for a stout as if by Pavlovian response [which in these pastry stout days could have a very different meaning too – Editor], And it's no different in the Clare Valley. This Pikes winter release comes in the form of a 7.8 percent ABV chocolate vanilla foreign extra stout featuring additions of vanilla and roasted cocoa nibs post ferment.

The beer does everything it says it should on the label: the chocolate and vanilla absolutely reign supreme. Pouring a deep dark brown, the vanilla is first to domineer the senses, creating a sweet aroma alongside some milk chocolate and coffee. It's huge on the first sip, too, while the cocoa nibs chime in with a sweet milkiness before a dark chocolate bitterness rides through to the back palate. A touch of roast helps blend the flavours together in a wintry offering with a full body and silky smooth finish.

Matt King

Choc Vanilla Stout
Pikes Beer Company

233 Polish Hill River Road
Polish Hill River
SA 5453

(08) 8843 4370
Open Hours

10am to 4pm


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