Originally Posted by aliciavr6
Marshmallow extract? Does such a thing exist? I believe marshmallow taste is just vanilla.
it exists indeed http://capellaflavordrops.com/flavordrops.aspx
the drops are so helpful! it's nice to able to cheat a little to get more flavor. i used 2 vanilla beans but also added the 10 drops of marshmallow extract. same rules apply as with all extracts, though. go light!
this beer is really an excellent creation. it's nice and light but flavorful and delicious. it didn't start out with very much banana flavor, but it seems to be coming on more and more over time. the vanilla was most prominent at first but the cinnamon and nutmeg are slowly coming to the forefront. dark rum doesn't really stand out but there's the lightest touch of it. no oak flavor at all but it may have helped to round out the character. i like the recipe alot and it was a crowd favorite at the holiday parties. i'm not shy to call it a success, although i wouldn't exactly call it a bananas foster. for improvements: def needs more banana split extract, dark rum, a pinch more spices and a scottish or english ale yeast would compliment this more than the american ale yeast.