Newstead Spiced Solera Stout
Brewery: Newstead Brewing
Format: 500ml Can
A [working title] project.
Spiced just for The Scratch's Day of Darkness 2020. A version of our Solera Stout 2019, with added vanilla bean, cinnamon, star-anise, saffron and pepperberry.
13 months ago, we brewed a seductive, smoky stout. Where chocolate and caramel flavours, with a minty spice, were balanced by a subtle cherrywood smoke character. This beer was aged in used tequila barrels, to garner a mouth-coating oak element. One month ago, we brewed that very same beer... and this is where the fun starts. Blending portions of old and young beer, allowed us to perfect the balance of chocolate, oaks, spice and smoke. The rest of the young beer, was used to fill up the old barrels, so the beer can effectively live on. Forever evolving, as each year we take portions out, only to add young beer into the barrel.