Spoiler: This is arguably East Brother‘s best beer to date.
Brewed with Admiral Maltings’ Gallagher’s Best malt, black barley, chocolate malt, and midnight wheat, plus English Kent Goldings hops and English Ale yeast, this is a complex brew from the start. It explodes pretty much immediately when it hits the palate with almost an overload of chocolate and coffee — that photo above is no joke — taking its time as it winds its way towards a finish that sees notes of fresh apple and red plum, then cassis, finishing with molasses and a gentle, coffee-forward bitterness. For a beer that’s not barrel-aged, the abv is no joke, but the substantial alcohol level imbues the experience with a silky, caramel-laced texture. Someone involved with this beer knew exactly what they were doing — and I encourage you to take advantage of that.
A / $45 per eight-pack of 16 oz cans (includes overnight shipping) / eastbrotherbeer.com