Dark Penance (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Black Ale 8.9% ABV 100 IBUs Brewery’s Note: “A heavy malt foundation includes Crystal malt for sweetness and just enough Midnight Wheat malt to push the color to black. The bitterness is huge, but balanced by malt sweetness and alcohol burn. The hop flavors and aromas range from citrus to floral to pine thanks to a delicious blend of hand-selected Chinook and Centennial hops.” … Continue reading Dark Penance (Founders Brewing Company)

Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Brown Ale or India Black Ale 8.4% ABV 55 IBU’s Malts: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Chocolate, C-60, Brown Hops: Bittering- Polaris, Flavor- Nugget, Dry Hop- Simcoe Yeast: American Ale Yeast Batch Size: 106 logs, 69 cases Bottle 543 of 828 Brewer’s Notes: Get the story here. My local beer shop, the wonderful Bogie’s Beer and Wine of Beverly, happened to be one … Continue reading Smuttynose Short Batch #18: Durty (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Wookey Jack (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: American Rye Black Ale/Black Rye IPA 8.3% ABV 60 IBU’s Color 100 Fermentation: 100% Stainless Steel Malts:  Pale Malt, Malted Rye, Dash of Cara-Rye, Midnight Wheat from Briess, De-Bittered Black Malt (Weyermann – Germany/Patagonia malting – Chile), Dash of Wookey dust Hops:  German Magnum (bittering), Citra & Amarillo (flavor/aroma and double dry-hopped)   The bottle is much like the Double Jack bottle, the only … Continue reading Wookey Jack (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)