We’ve discovered through delicious experimentation the delectably roasty character that comes from adding coffee beans to just about any beer style. For this traditional yet worldly stout, the mild bitterness of the roasted coffee is balanced out brilliantly by milk sugar, adding a touch of sweetness and creaminess. Cheers to the artful coalescence of two highly artisanal mediums.
Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Costa Rica; Germany; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea; Mexico; Panama; Philippines; Singapore; Sweden; Thailand; and United Kingdom
Pours black with a thick brown head.
Dark-roasted malts give off coffee and cocoa, with hints of smokiness.
Pronounced coffee and dark-roasted malt flavors that contain hints of cocoa and licorice, and a lot of fruit esters from the fermentation. This is a very malty beer.
Light bodied and smooth with a semisweet but also slightly dry finish.
Several unique things about this formulation make the beer special, including the addition of San Diego coffee roaster Ryan Bros.’ coffee beans in the mash. We also use British mild ale malt as the base malt and the addition of milk sugar, which brewer’s yeast does not ferment. These components add some body and a touch of sweetness to the resulting beer. At only 5% ABV, some might expect this beer to be thin, but that’s far from the truth; it is a smooth and satisfying beer.
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