I've had mixed results from marshmallow and chocolate beers in the past so lets see how Scottish brewing giants Brewdog have done with their Layer Cake. In theory everything about it looks good, the brown and pink 440ml can is cool and at 7% it's bound to pack a punch. At £3 from Morrison's that's decent value, but still in their premium range. The beer also pours pretty well and about as close to black as you can get with a tan decent head. The aroma is surprisingly weak for a 7% beer and smells a bit like a candy shop, so I guess that's the marshmallow coming through.
The texture is interesting, it's smooth, and thick, and a little like drinking melted marshmallow so it certainly feels like dessert. In terms of taste I really didn't get any chocolate at all which is a bit disappointing, but sure enough there's oodles of marshmallow and it's really sweet, probably too sweet for most people and I say that despite having a sweet tooth. It's all a bit sickly sweet and the aftertaste in particular isn't great. If you want a beer that'll rot your teeth this may well be the one for you, and if you have an even sweeter tooth than me you'll probably really enjoy it. For me though if you want a Marshmallow beer you really have to stick with Staypuft from Tiny Rebel. Layer Cake from Brewdog is rich, sweet and decadent, but it's just too much for most people, so I'm going to give it a slightly disappointing 6.5 out of 10.