Review – Redhook Double Black Stout
From Redhook: Originally created by the brewery in 1995, Redhook stopped producing Double Black Stout in 2000 and craft beer enthusiasts have been reminiscing about it ever since. This fan favorite is coming back as a limited release and will be available nationwide beginning the first week of November 2008 through February 2009, or until supplies run out.
Redhook Brewing – Redhook Double Black Stout – 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. 7.0% abv.
Appearance: Midnight brown with a modest tan head.
Aroma: Light hints of coffee.
Taste: Black coffee and bitter malts.
Mouthfeel: Thin for a double stout, but full bodied none the less.
Overall: I like coffee black (no cream no sugar!) and this combined that with my other favorite beverage, beer. I think the term “Imperial” on the bottle isn’t quite accurate, but I would love it if Redhook kept this as a regular release, rather than limit it. They have a great grip on beer distribution, and this would be something I would like to get in a pinch, over a Sam Adams or Fat Tire.