Friday, June 12, 2015

Fynes / De Molen Mills and Hills Stout

De Molen / Fynes Ale Mills and Hills...$6.99 / 11.2oz
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
Imperial Stout brewed in collaboration with De Molen

Hops:Challenger, Magnum, Polaris, Sorachi Ace, Calypso
Malt:Pale Malt, Brown Malt, Crystal Malt, Torrefied Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley.

Tasting Notes
A jet black imperial stout with a dark caramel coloured head. The aroma is of prunes and dark fruticake with a smooth treacle like taste and a lasting warm bitter finish.

What makes it special?
Back in November our friends at De Molen in The Netherlands made the journey over to Scotland to brew our strongest beer to date. De Molen are renowned for brewing big world beating stouts, and we felt that it was fitting that we brew one together on our new kit. This beer was all about seeing how far we could push our new kit on ABV and IBUs. The result is a 9.5% Imperial Stout that is a modern take on a classic style: bold new world hops such as Sorachi Ace and Calypso add a unique dimension to the rich meaty body of the beer. We are also doing a wee barrel ageing experiment with this one and have left some to age in a Grappa barrel with some brettanomyces for a few months. Watch this space…..

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