Midnight Sun Because
From Midnight Sun – “Double Dubel” is a playful way to say Quadrupel. This strong dark ale was brewed and aged with ancho chilies, which are the dried version of poblanos. Anchos impart earthy, raisin-y, peppery characteristics but not a lot of heat. The result is a complex elixir that pairs well with rich, spiced foods but can also be savored on its own. Because was aged in French oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with ancho chilies for several months before conditioning.
Midnight Sun Brewing – Midnight Sun Because (From 2009 Crews Brews Series) 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 13.2% abv.
Appearance: Pours a viscous dark brown with no head.
Aroma: Sweet wine, plum, spicy malt, dark sugar.
Taste: Vanilla, sweet plum, port wine, strawberry jam, and oak tannins.
Mouthfeel: Sticky with modest carbonation.
Overall: Amazing, I wish I had tons more to drink and to age. Wow. Oh yeah, didn’t find peppers in this at all. I would say this is probably due to my palate being worn out from all the hoppy beers I drink, the spicy food I eat and them special cigars I have every now and again.