Vertere Baldwinii is a 8.5% imperial stout from Vertere, based in Oku-tama, in Tokyo, Japan. Though it’s part of their draught and canned lineup, its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Though Vertere Baldwinii is listed as an imperial stout, it also enters itself into the pastry stout realm of beers. What makes this a pastry stout? Well it is brewed using adjuncts such as corn sugar, lactose, almonds, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans.
Vertere Baldwinii Aroma and Taste
Vertere Baldwinii poured out a pitch pitch black colour with a viscous, tan head on top that seemed to cling onto the sides of the glass for its dear life. If bubbles had a life that is. The head just did not want to give up, and even at the end of drinking, there was some still left at the bottom of the glass. Vertere Baldwinii had a cacophony of aromas going on that gave the olfactory senses a good running over – marzipan and cream, with coffee and chocolate, along with vanilla and caramel showing up too. There was also some roasted black malt making its appearance, just in case someone had forgotten that a beer should have some beer-like flavours to it.
Make sure you have a toothbrush nearby as Vertere Baldwinii is sweet. Very, very sweet. The flavours in the body were more of the same as in the nose – so much going on in one mouthful that it was more than enough. And that is saying something as I love my imperial stouts – but not when they have so many adjuncts in there that you can’t really drink more than a couple of mouthfuls without feeling a sugar rush. There is so much going on in Vertere Baldwinii that it should be shared with others – only so that others can also get a sugar rush off the beer. With the addition of corn sugar, Vertere Baldwinii also lacked the thick body that the flavours needed.
Vertere Baldwinii The Bottom Line
Vertere Baldwinii was a very sweet drink – buy a can and share it among 50 people.
Where to Buy Vertere Baldwinii
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