Steel & Oak Blackthorn
Pouring a deep copper, strong notes blackberry and strawberry jam fill your nose. A malty backbone carries notes of plum, blueberry, apricot, and raspberry on an incredibly smooth ride. The Blackthorn English Strong Ale finishes with a light bitterness to balance the sweet fruit qualities that emanate throughout the beer.
English Strong Ale
Malty, with complex fruity esters. Some oxidative notes are acceptable, akin to those found in port or sherry. Hop aromas not usually present, due to extended age. Medium amber to very dark red-amber color. Malty and usually sweet. Alcoholic strength should be evident, though not overwhelming. Medium to full body alcohol should contribute some warmth. An ale of significant alcoholic strength, though usually not as strong or rich as barleywine. Usually tilted toward a sweeter, more malty balance. Often regarded as winter warmers, and often released as seasonal beers.