Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2 Row Dark Alley - Barrel Aged

Later this morning (12/13/16) at 11am 2 Row Brewing will officially put it's new Dark Alley Imperial Stout on sale. If you've haunted one of SLC's beer bars over the weekend, you may have already tried it.

The nose has chocolate with a hint of cookie followed by a bit of roasted malt and mocha. The flavor is very intricate. As in the nose, there is a bit of sweetness on the tongue which quickly turns in to deep strong dark chocolate. The bittersweet finish is biting but leaves the mouth watering. A few more sips brings out molasses and cocoa. As it warms a bit of raisin edges it's way out, but the dark coco stands strong. Considering the ABV is 13.4% the alcohol is pretty well subdued - don't be fooled, you will loose if you underestimate it.

On the heels of this release, you'll be happy to know that there's a Barrel Aged version of Dark Alley current asleep in in High West whiskey barrels. The label for Barrel Aged Dark Alley is pictured above. If you're a fan a big hearty Imperial Stouts, this one may make you squeal. It's already 13.4% - the barrel will likely knock that up a bit more.

As soon as it's done aging, I'll provide the date and time.

Slainte!

Label found at Shipcomplient.com

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