– Foreign Extra Double Imperial Russian Export Stout Porter 10%
Svartekunst – Black Magic – is a Porter Stout we brewed initially in summer 2011, to celebrate our Batch Number 100. Each year sees a new vintage, and the detailed recipe is adjusted each time, so that later tasting sessions can make some really interesting comparisons. As the label suggests, this is a highly potent and powerful beer. The bitterness, however, will fade in the cellar, and the vinous tones will amplify. Coffee, burnt notes, smoke and leather are the dominant flavours. Residual sweetness is heavy, while the hops are dry with a bitter finish. We believe this stout can improve for 20 years, hence the legend “Best After” rather than “Best Before”.
Malt: Pale ale, caramel, amber, brown and chocolate malt and roasted barley
Hops: East Kent Golding and Target
Yeast: Wyeast 1318 London Ale III