Yes, we know it’s summer and that most folks crave something lighter to quench their thirst during the warmer months of the year. But when one of our favorite brewers launches a mighty delicious sounding beer that leans towards the much much darker and slightly heavier side of the Craft Beer spectrum, we pretty much ignore the season and give that beer a try.
This is exactly what happened when an email from Longmont, Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery landed in our inbox announcing the release in their “Death By…” series. Here’s what Oskar Blues has to say about their Death by Affogato:
Death By Affogato begins with a rich, dark porter brewed with chocolate malt and malted oats to complement roasty coffee and creamy vanilla. Using Spinbot 5000 technology, this malty porter is infused with cacao nibs, hand-split Ugandan and Madagascar vanilla beans and coffee from Colorado’s own Traction Coffee Roasters. The result is a hedonistic beer drowning in flavors of milk and dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and caramel. Surprising notes of caramelized sugar, toasted marshmallows and breakfast cereal round out a porter appropriate for an aperitivo or a late-night snack.
Mmm mmm mmm! That sounds absolutely delicious and we were quite excited to give this a try. To find out if this beer lived up to our expectations, click the play button on the following video:
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