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.
Label found at Shipcomplient.com