Anchorage Brewing Darkest Hour
Anchorage Brewing Darkest Hour is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. This is batch #1 bottled in March 2013, enjoyed in September 2013. The call this a Begian Style Stout on the bottle. (their typo, not mine) From the bottle: Triple fermented: First with a Belgian yeast, second in Pinot Noir and rye whiskey barrels. And finally in the bottle with a wine yeast for natural carbonation. So I’m getting lots of booze on the nose, plenty of that rye whiskey barrel. The taste surprises me a bit with a lot of dark fruit flavor, plums and prunes stand out to me. A bit of roast and a very slight amount of chocolate and a lot of character from the pinot barrel are the major flavor components. With as much whiskey as I’m getting on the nose I am tasting basically none, strange. I’m also surprised at how little alcohol heat I’m getting from this 13% ABV beer. This is pretty fantastic, big thanks to Raymond for sharing.
You can also hear us talk about this beer during podcast #24, during which Lee is apparently drinking a different beer than me and Raymond.