Burgers are the new tapas in DC, and at least this trend tends to bring milkshakes with it. Unfortunately, Bobby's Burger Palace's Vanilla Caramel Bourbon milkshake comes nowhere near living up to the excitement about the restaurant overall.
Instead of incorporating the caramel flavor evenly into the shake, some caramel ribbons swirl through the glass. This caramel sauce can add intriguing texture and flavor to an ice-cream dish eaten with a spoon, but it's largely lost in a dish enjoyed through a thick straw. This shake lacked the deep, indulgent vanilla flavor that should be expected in a vanilla shake. The only traceable flavor was the bourbon. The problem wasn't that the bourbon was so strong or voluminous that it overpowered the other flavors; it was that the other flavors were weak and didn't blend well. This left the shake tasting like chilled bourbon and sugar rather than a milkshake. Skip this dessert.
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