White Witch IPA 6.3%
A light colored, smooth drinking American IPA brewed with Simcoe, Chinook, and Citra hops. Flavors and aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine are balanced by a hint of cereal sweetness from the use of twenty percent malted white wheat. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but great hop aromatics make this an IPA drinker’s IPA
Belgian Tripel Plum 9.0%
A new twist on the classic Belgian tripel. This golden-hued beer is made with barley, wheat and oats. Crystal hops create a spicy and subtle citrusy hoppiness. Half of the batch is aged for five months in three types of barrels – Jack Daniels, rye whiskey, and brandy. The other half is given a heavy dose of Italian plums, and a quick dry hop of Amarillo hops. The resulting nectar has tartness from the plums, with a plum/grapefruit-like nose, and finishes with hints of honey and oak, and a faintness of whiskey.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Grand Cru 9.0%
Black Diamond adds Zante currants and Black Mission figs, ages 20% of the blend in used bourbon and brandy barrels for 12 months – in which time the warmth of the spirits, along with toasted oak and vanilla flavors is released from the wood. Whole vanilla beans compliment the wood and bring forth a velvety smoothness and richness. The taste starts with the rich sweetness of fruit, carries through with a rich mellow center, and finishes dry.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Peak Porter 8.5%
Bourbon and vanilla are a natural combo and the wood aging smooths the chocolate, further blending it with the malt flavors and adding wonderful depth. A true fireside winter warmer this one or great in an ice-cream/porter float.
Peak XV Imperial Porter 8%
A smooth drinking, dark porter brewed with raw cacao nibs and hand-cut Madagascar vanilla beans. Balanced between a coffee-like bitterness and a rich malt character, this ale is deceptively drinkable for an Imperial.
Rampage Imperial IPA 8%
This beer is brewed with 4.5 pounds of hops per barrel! Amarillo, Citra, Chinook, Centennial, Millennium and Nugget hops give this beer plenty of bitterness and huge aromatics.
It is dry-hopped 3 different times with 3 different hops for a week each. The multi-layered hopping brings rich notes of tropical fruits – mango, papaya, pineapple along with big juicy citrus and dank resinous pine. The unique fermentation produces a very balanced beer that does not reveal its big alcohol level.
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