Black Sands West Coast Black Ale (500ml Bottle)
A rich and complex malt bill makes up the velvet smooth base of this dark hoppy ale. It is generously hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Willamette giving loads of earthy spice and citrus flavours and aromas. Black Sands West Coast Black Ale pours silky black with a creamy tan head. It combines the smoky roasted malt of a robust porter with the fruity notes and hop-driven bitterness of an India Pale Ale.
An emerging beer style roughly defined as a beer with IPA-level hopping, relatively high alcohol and a distinct toasty dark malt character. Typically lacks the roastiness and body of a strong stout and is hoppier than a strong porter. Expressive dry-hopping is common. Also called India Dark Ale, India Black Ale, Cascadian Dark Ale, Dark IPA, and sometimes India Brown Ale.