Appearance

Deep amber/brown color with light carbonation and little to no head

Nose

Large malt aromas including honey, caramel, and coffee. A little spice and some hop aroma

Mouthfeel

Very low carbonation gently glides over the tongue. Big body and a finish that starts sweet but is nicely balanced by the bitterness

Tasting Notes

A wide range of flavors including caramel, coffee, dark fruits, and hints of spice and herb. Much more pronounced when allowed to warm

Food Pairing

Smoked meats, cheese, and desserts

The Inspiration:

This beer came about as a result of many other brews. After homebrewing for any considerable amount of time one is sure to have an abundance of small amounts of grain and hops. What we do with these ingredients can make for both an interesting challenge and great (or not so great, depending) beer. Thankfully, this beer turned out better than imagined and has been a go to fresh and cellarable beer for some time. 7 malts are used to create this wonderfully complex Strong Scotch Ale. Notes of caramel, toasted bread, honey, dark fruits, chocolate, and roasted coffee are all prevalent. Allow it to warm to cellar temperature to experience the full flavor profile. The sweetness is balanced by a hefty but not overwhelming bitterness. This beer is the perfect complement to coming, cool fall weather.