Wednesday, August 5, 2015

READER REVIEW: Ryan J's Review of Crank & Boom Coffee Stout


Okay, this one's a bit of a tease because probably about 98% of you all reading this review won't be able to find this brand at your local grocery store. This is Coffee Stout-flavored ice cream from Crank & Boom based in Lexington, KY. Crank & Boom is a creamery that spun from Toa Green and her family-operated restaurant Thai Orchid Café. Recently this brand has stretched its grasp from Lexington over to Louisville store shelves, and it may continue further... because this ice cream is good.


The Coffee Stout flavor I would describe as having a one-to-one ratio of beer flavor and coffee flavor. One of the main ingredients is a very intriguing one: stout beer syrup, which is just made from stout beer and sugar. I believe its this syrup that gives the ice cream a mousse-like texture. I haven't tried many beer-flavored desserts, but the distinct stout flavor absolutely rocks in this ice cream and the added dynamic of coffee only complements that. I give this ice cream an A and I will be trying other flavors of Crank & Boom soon.


Where Ryan J. Found It: Whole Foods (Louisville, KY)
Ryan J's Grade: A

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