Black Diamond took a traditional stout and formed it into Breakfast! The use of cacao nibs and vanilla beans will give the beer a deep chocolate flavor. They used lactose to add a sweet creamy mouthfeel and local cold pressed coffee to achieve the mocha status. With a low ABV you can drink this beer for breakfast or dessert!
The American innovation has done wonders with this style adding coffee, chocolate and oatmeal flavors and aromas to the creamy roasty attributes inherent in a stout. Barrel aging in whiskey barrels or lots of hops are just some of the variations you can explore. Not necessarily higher in alcohol these beers are all about texture, richness, creaminess and full flavor for an even fuller experience.
- ABV: Medium to high alcohol
- Color: Black
- Glassware: Spiegelau stout glass
- Temperature: 50-55 oF
- Food Pairing: Rich beer with rich food - BBQ plate of spare-ribs, mac 'n cheese and baked beans, chocolate truffles and coffee ice cream