Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ölbeat 143: Vaat Jailhouse Brew

Brewery: Vaat
Country: Estonia (brewed in Belgium)
Style: Imperial Stout
Abv: 9,1 %
What about the beer?
Colour is black with a finger-thick dense beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, black coffee and brown sugar. Taste starts with strongly bittersweet roasted coffee. Charcoal roast takes over with sharply bitter coffee and dark chocolate notes. Towards the end heavy bitterness and gentle dryness rise. Aftertaste has malty bitterness and roasty dryness.

Damn delicious Imperial Stout with nothing but simply strong flavours. Heavy roast, thick malts, black coffee and untamed bitterness. Great brew that catches and incarcerates you with its grip.


Don't think that Mr. Cash had this brew in his mind when he wrote this legendary jailhouse song. However this has the similar firm and strong grip as the beer does.

Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues (YouTube)

This version from the 1968 live album At Folsom Prison (originally recorded in 1955), the song was written by Johnny Cash.