Brooklyn Intensified Coffee Porter starts as a big, chocolatey ale, ready to take on super powers. The first power is gained from months of aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels. The second arises from delectable beans harvested by our pals at Finca El Manzano Single Origin Coffee in El Salvador. The final power comes from Blue Bottle Coffee, who roast the coffee to perfection. Brace yourself for complex notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, berries, and dried fruit, coming to intensify you.
Given this beer’s higher ABV and sturdy character, we think it’s a prime candidate for cellaring. Find a cool, dry spot away from light sources, and see how it changes in the years to come. You never quite know what will happen when you age a beer: perhaps the body will smooth out, notes of vanilla, oak, and tannins will come to the front, or hints of leather and soy sauce will make themselves known. No matter what, remember that beer is meant for drinking, so don’t keep it to yourself for too long.
Malts: Pale, Glen Eagles Maris Otter, Aromatic, Crystal-150, Chocolate Malt, Black Barley
Additions: Demerara sugar, cold-brewed coffee
Hops: Willamette, East Kent Golding
Yeast: Our House Ale Yeast
Alcohol by Volume: 11.8%
Original Gravity: 21.5° Plato
Food Pairings: Ice cream, pastries, breakfast foods, strong cheeses, and friends.
Availability: Q3 2015
Format: 750ml cork-finished bottles