An Imperial Brown Ale lives in a similar realm as an Imperial Stout, but more malt focused, full, strong, and balanced. We use heritage malt varieties such as Marris Otter and Golden Promise to drive this complex and luscious ale. We then take this round beer and age it for one year in barrels that previously housed Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. These whiskey barrels had an additional life before the Scotch. They were also home to sherry from Spain. The result is an alluring beer that is complex and dynamic.
Dark mahogany brown with moussey off-white foam. Luscious aromas of toffee, nutmeg, fig, and a kiss of char. Rich and bold flavors of creamy vanilla bean, Scotch, dried fruit, and cinnamon. Finishes with a touch of sherry and wood smoke, round, and warm.
Oysters, mussels, lobster, crab, clams, scallops, and calamari. Ham, prosciutto, pancetta, and bacon. Hearty beef stews, short ribs, root vegetables, potatoes, stuffing. Chocolate based desserts such as truffles, crème brûlée, raspberry or strawberry tart.
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