The Lovely Heroine
Original Release Date: 4/23/2016
Format: 1/6 bbl keg, 16 oz can
Availability: NC, (Can: Pub Only)
Bitterness Ratio: 20:58 (0.345)
Grist: Maris Otter, Riverbend Heritage, Crystal 45L, Crystal 77L, Crystal 120L, Brown Malt, Carafa III, Flaked Barley, Golden Naked Oats, Roasted Barley
Other Additions: Cocoa Nibs
Brewer's Notes: One of the business partners of Mystery had a wedding in 2016, and asked if we could make a beer for it. The answer: of course.
He LOVES porters. They are by far his favorite style, and he gave this directive: A caramelly porter, with little-to-no roasted bitterness, and no smokiness. At the same time, we had to make something that was distinct enough from our core beer Jack Thorne, which is also a porter. That's where the chocolate came in.
The recipe ended up being the most specialty grain heavy beer I have ever brewed as I tried to layer nuance on top of nuance. The end result is lovely: smooth, rich, delicious, with somewhat of a Hershey's syrup aftertaste.
A really outstanding beer for a really outstanding couple. Congrats, Patrick and Tracy.
Pairs perfectly with wedding cake, good friends, and loving family.
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