Nor’ Easter: Winter Warmer

Beer Style: Strong Dark Ale
IBU: 32
OG: 25P
ABV: 12%
Hops: Simcoe, East Kent Goldings
Malts: Pale, Chocolate, Munich, Special B, Roasted

This is a truly unique beer, combining unusual elements to create a powerful yet flavorful brew. Scott Vaccaro brewed a similar beer to this one back in 1998, while he was home-brewing out in California. Only, this time, he decided to age it in bourbon barrels to add a new element to the already rich sensory profile. The combination of dark malt, elderberries, and bourbon barrels makes for a unique tasting experience. This is a sippin’ beer, so sit back by the fire and enjoy.

Sensory Profile

Sensory Profile

Enjoy in a snifter. Overripe fruit, vinous, vanilla, roasted grain and coffee are a few of the characters you will taste with this monster. The hops fade away as the flavors of the elderberries and oak dominate the profile.
Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chocolate is about the best thing to pair with this one. It can easily stand on its own as a night cap, but if you get hungry try it with some chocolate truffles.

“The combination of dark malt, elderberries and bourbon barrels makes for an interesting tasting experience.”

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