Brewed in collaboration with Last Best, this beer is a beast and meant to celebrate the best of the dark beer season. It's big, bold, and dark as night! So big, in fact, we had to mash twice in order to fit the huge grain bill! We also added a healthy dose of demerara sugar in the boil to add to the caramelization and help the ABV finish just north of 9%!
The nose is caramel, dried fruit and molasses, and the flavor is rich, roasty and complex. It’s the kinda beer you want to warm up with on a cold night, makes an excellent night cap, and -- if its dark powers are abused -- will certainly lead to hand talking and hyperbole. It's damn near perfect! Available at Last Best and the Eighty-Eight taproom.
Opaque dark brown, long-lasting tan head
Rich caramel, with notes of licorice, nuts, plum, raisins, and toffee
Rich malty sweetness
Smooth, full bodied, warmth backed by a medium carbonation
Munich malt, flaked wheat, chocolate malt, Bohemian lager yeast