Release Date: Thursday, December 17, 2009
Created in celebration of the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, and to greet New England’s gradual awakening to longer days and (hopefully) diminishing cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Darkest Night is a rich, deep, dark beer with garnet highlights, aged with Spanish cedar wood. Aroma and flavors are a balancing act of caramel and roasted malt, supported by subtle spicy notes from the wood of sandalwood and allspice. On the palate that balancing act continues with interplay between malts and hints of sandalwood, white grapefruit, and cinnamon/allspice character from the cedar wood. Smooth in the finish and lingering softly on the palate, this unfiltered and full-bodied ale is a small-batch special brew from your friendly neighborhood brewers to be savored over the holidays. Cheers!
OG: 1.055 FG: 1.013 ABV: 5.5%%