Brewery: Mother Earth Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
At 11.2%, its base is a blend of various big stouts aged no less than 6 months and derived from their cleverly named year-round Russian Imperial Stout, ‘Quit Stalin’. Consistent with past vintages in the series, the flavored stout was no easy task to formulate.
"This was one of those recipes that was really fun to put together. Doing trials for salted caramel may sound like a dream come true, but it's actually really difficult to find a product that can simulate those flavors without dumping 100 lbs. of Halloween candy into the brew. The take-home is that scalability is often the limiting factor when using adjuncts, but in this case I think we knocked it out of the park."
-Chris Baker – Director of Brewing Operations, Mother Earth
Jet black, full-bodied, & creamy with a rich caramel sweetness balanced by a salty finish & oaky undertones. The malt and caramel melanoidens are accompanied by burnt sugar, chocolate, and roasted coffee flavors, with dark fruit dancing in the background reminiscent of over-ripe figs and cherries.