Black Forest Gateau

Cherry Chocolate Imperial Stout.

Nothing is more warming that a big Imperial Stout on a blustery Autumn/Winter evening, so By the Horns brewed this beast to fill that void. They also love stouts that offer an extra twist on the 4 natural ingredients (barley, water, yeast & hops) used to brew beer. So they explored the combination of chocolate and cherries, yes a proven combination which can often miss the mark when added to a beer, but they feel they got the balance absolutely spot on with a cherry on the top!

Expect a lot of roasted, caramel & smoked malts are used in this brew to give it that underlying complexity, let alone it being an 11% abv beast! To give this Imperial Stout an extra twist we conditioned it with Liquid Cacao (raw chocolate liquid) and Sour Cherry puree, so expect subtle creamy chocolate notes perked up with light sour cherry notes flowing through. A very warming and complex beer.

Hops: Fuggle.

Malt: Chocolate, Crystal 240, Crystal 400, Roasted Barley, Smoked malt & British Pale Malted Barley.

Other: Liquid Cacao & Sour Cherry Puree.