Something from the darker side, this stout brewed to an Ironbridge recipe, coats your taste buds with espresso and chocolate. The smooth brew is perfectly suited to the lower carbonation of a good cask ale, with interest and body added with Centennial and Cascade Hops. Lip smacking and easy on the eye, a real favorite at Freewheel.
Special Note: This is a cask style ale which is different than your typical beer – it has much less carbonation and if you want a good head in your mug, give it a long pour like a fancy bartender.
Food Pairing: English meat pie
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