Here’s your cheat sheet for Fathergrime Modern Stout by Brewboard.
BrewBoard, Fathergrime Modern Stout / Stout / 5.3% ABV / IBU 58
Featured in main subscriber box on 29 November 2018.
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Serve this beer between 7°C and 10°C; stick it in the fridge for an hour or so.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
Enigmatic? Perhaps. Sophisticated? Beyond question.
Munich and Roasted Barley kicks things off with nutty and coffee flavours before chocolate malt lends its weight for both body and a wonderful biscuity whiff. Things get interesting when Magnum, Mosaic and Falconers Flight jump in with their orange and herbal flavours and fruity and floral finish.
- Magnum: resinous, herbal, pine
- Mosaic: tropical fruit, blueberry, citrus
- Falconer’s Flight: lemon, grapefruit, citrus, pine
The final ‘hop’ in the list, Falconer’s Flight, isn’t actually a hop variety at all.
Falconer’s Flight® is a proprietary blend of Pacific Northwest hops. These include 7 ‘C’ hops, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra®, Cluster, Columbus and Crystal in addition to experimental varieties developed by Hopunion LLC.
With descriptors like nutty, coffee, and biscuity going around I can’t help thinking of tiramisu.
If that doesn’t float your boat how about other desserts? Anything with semisweet to dark bitter chocolate ought to work well, and if there are mocha or outright coffee notes that should help. Or if you fancy a swerveball, how about eschewing dessert and trying this with some paté?