Freya (Vintage 2015)
Blend of a dark trappist ale and a traditional milk stout that spent two years on a cognac barrel. Some of the sugar from the milk stout is unfermentable leaving some body to this otherwise dry and crisp beer. A beer that is surprisingly refreshing for its color and alcohol level.
Almost black with chestnut highlights and tan head. Initial aroma is dark chocolate with hints of coffee but as it warms up vanilla overtakes. Flavor follows with the dark chocolate, tobacco and coffee, topped up with prunes, burned sugar and sour cherries. Finishes with bright acidity, balsamic sweetness and a lingering roasted note.