“Special K” is an “Imperial Stout” of 22 vol% alc., Specifically filled for this festival.
A blend of Kate The Great (10.79% ABV) and Black Albert (13% ABV), brewed by master brewer Todd Mott of the Portsmouth Brewery in USA and Urbain Coutteau of Struise. This time our beer was fractionally frozen to -15 ° C over a period of 20 days. This method allows the water which is present in beer, slowly but surely to be separated from the alcohol, and allowing the volume % to rise.
Another Eisbock process but modified a la Struise, still allows the result to be called beer. “Special K” has previously been aged 10 months in Noval Port barrels before undergoing the Eisbock process.
“Special K” pours a deep black and menacing ale with an oily thick body from which the carbonic acid escapes extremely difficult. The small head with descent retention, evolves from coffee cream color to dark brown. This stunner will be difficult to release flavors…