Stone Smoked Porter Shake @ Ritual Tavern (SD)
- Josh Feb 22, 2008 11:33 AM
This may be the greatest dessert item ever conceived. Cool, creamy, rich, with a surprisingly bitter bite that makes this an unabashedly adult dessert item. Worth trying.
I don't get out much these days (2-year old children tend to make dining out for self-conscious people untrusting of babysitters a difficult task), but this sounds like it wouldn't be too difficult for people to recreate at home. I can't imagine it is as simple as "put a few scoops of Haagen Daaz Vanilla in glass, add the Stone Smoked Port", though - do they do more than that? And how do you blend without creating a foamy mess? Even Stone's Porter would turn into a bubble bath when subjected to my Braun.
Does it still have the carbonation of the beer, like a root beer float or is it flat when served as a shake?
We tried out Ritual for the first time this weekend and I was totally looking forward to the Porter shake, but after dinner and a couple of beers I just couldn't fit it in. Next time!
I had an Alesmith Speedway Stout Float at an Alesmith dinner at the Vine last week - it was SO good. I am not even a beer drinker, but I loved it. A perfect dessert for summer (or, uh, winter.)
They poured the stout over vanilla gelato at the Vine. I came home and googled it and it looks like coffee ice cream is good, too, and I like the idea of blending it more.