I haven’t much experience with beer floats, but the other night I had a jug of eggnogg and no Wild Turkey to mix with it. So I tried a little concoction along the lines of what so many of you have tried with ice cream.
Here was my quick recipe. Let me know what you think and if you have a variant.
-3 ounces of eggnogg (I used Braum’s eggnogg because the wife swears it’s the greatest EVER and I’m too lazy to make eggnog from scratch.)
-2 ounces of stout (Here I used Bell’s Brewery Expedition Russian Imperial Stout. It’s a little harder to find in these parts, so I’d recommend one of your local favs.)
-1 ounce of milk (I REALLY don’t like thick eggnogg. I cut my mix with a little milk, but it’s not a must.)
-Sprinkle of nutmeg
-Sprinkle of cinnamon
The end result was excellent except that the eggnogg accentuated a slight bitter after taste from the stout into something more prominent. The sweet eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg went swimmingly with Expedition’s chocolaty, fruity goodness, but I just worried about that bitterness that was hiding at the end of every sip.
Here’s where I have to turn to you, the reader. Have you had better experiences mixing sweet/milky ingredients with beer? Do you have a recommendation to overcome that bitter after taste? Because this drink would be PERFECT without that bitter monster in the back of my throat. In hindsight, I could age one of these Expeditions and let that bitter taste melt away, but I want to hear how it could be overcome or replaced by another beer.