We really like sweet stouts. Dad liked them too. Dad passed away before craft beer took its momentum change and the improvements in taste and quality began to improve, so he didn’t have the opportunity to have a really good sweet stout. With this in mind, we set about to design and build him a good one. We dedicate this sweet stout to our Dad. We are pretty sure he’d like it and hope you do too.
Mild roasted grain aroma, sometimes with coffee or chocolate notes. Dark roasted malt impression with coffee and chocolate flavors dominating the palate. Hop bitterness is moderate to high. Sweetness provides a counterpoint to the roasted character and hop bitterness, and lasts into the finish. Low to moderate fruity esters. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and creamy. Low to moderate carbonation. High residual sweetness from unfermented sugars enhances the full tasting mouthfeel. Overall Impression: A very dark, sweet, full bodied, slightly roasty ale that can suggest coffee and cream or sweetened espresso.
Serve in a 13oz Belgium goblet between 45-55 degrees F. Pairs well with Asiago, Brie, Colby, Emmental, Gloucester, Gouda (aged), Gruyère cheeses, Roasted, smoked and barbecued foods, including beef, poultry, seafood, sausage, chili and hearty stews. Goes well with deserts, especially chocolate deserts. Vanilla Ice cream pairs exceptionally well.
ABV 6.5% IBU’s 28.0 SRM 42.7