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JULY 18 – 24: Doc Brown’s Dark Browns

July 18, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Beer Tastings   |   0 Comment»

Doc Brown’s Dark Browns

“1.21 gigawatts? Great Scott! “ Here’s to the Doc we all grew up with.   If it wasn’t for a few dark beers that dark and stormy night, he wouldn’t have dreamt up the Flux Capacitor.  Drink these @ 88mph and you may go back in time….

1) Unibroue “La Terrible”

Belgian Strong Dark Ale…..10.5% ABV; Unibroue Brewery Quebec, Canada

Subtle fruit flavors are complemented by rich Madeira wine notes. Rich notes of fruits and spices.  Try aging this robust ale for a few years. Makes a great match for semi-soft, washed-rind and blue cheeses and is exquisite with chocolate desserts.

2) Delirium “Nocturnum”

Belgian Strong Dark Ale…Brouwerij Huyghe; Belgium…8.5% ABV

Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. ouches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present.

3) Caracole “Nostradamus”

Belgian Strong Dark Ale…9.5% ABV…Brasserie Caracole; Belgium

A very complex artisanal Wallonian brown ale. Rich, warming, and of hints of liquorice, mocha, pear and toasted bread background notes, perfect after-dinner drink or night cap.

4) Stone “Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout”

Russian Imperial Stout…10.5% ABV; Stone Brewing Co.; San Diego County, CA

This 2011 Odd Year release pours pitch black with a deep tan head, with aromatic notes of anise, coffee, and cocoa jumping from the glass. Coffee and dark roasted malt flavors dominate, with a robust complement of anise and oak, which leave a lingering blend of vanilla, licorice, and dark malt on the palate. This one will age nicely for several years.

5) Stone “Imperial Russian Stout”

Russian Imperial Stout…10.5% ABV; Stone Brewing Co.; San Diego County, CA

Brewed in the authentic historical style of an Imperial Russian Stout, this beer is massive. Intensely aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate, this brew goes where few can – and fewer dare even try. The style originated from Czarist Russia’s demand for ever thicker English stouts. Expect our version of this mysterious brew to pour like Siberian crude and taste even heavier!


$15 to taste all 5 beers

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