BARLEY WINE BLENDED WITH A BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL STOUT
Our Abstrakt series showcases one-off beers, brewed or blended to the peak of our abilities.Each release is unique and only brewed once!
Abstrakt AB:20 is our interpretation of the classic Italian tiramisu dessert. A blend of an epic English barley wine brewed with coffee, oats and milk, and a twisted complex rum cask-aged imperial stout. AB:20 has a deep and alluring nose of molasses, brandy and a spicy hit from the rum cask. On the palate are rich, decadent flavours of coffee bean, chocolate, vanilla and alcohol warmth. Full bodied and chewy with notes of caramel and biscuit, this beer gains complexity as it warms in the glass.
The Brew Sheet
Alcohol by Volume (a measure of booziness created by the yeast)
International Bitterness Unit (the bitterness of a beer from the hops)
Original Gravity (abbreviated OG) is a measure of the fermentable and unfermentable substances in a beer wort before fermentation. Those substances are often the sugars that will be converted to alcohol during the fermentation process.
Beer styles are the categorisation of beer into easily distinguishable types. When doing this we look at history, colour, carbonation, bitterness, ingredients, mouthfeel… the list goes on
Flaked Oats, Pale, Double Roast Crystal, Caramalt
We'd typically use a lightly kilned Base Malt in a beer recipe, then add Speciality malts (sometimes darker, more complex, different flavours) in small quantities to change the overall taste and colour of the beer.
Hops are used in loads of ways, and they can give different characteristics to beer such as Aroma and Bitterness– this is why they rock!
water, malted barley, oatmeal, coffee, milk, hops, yeast.