Top 10 Sipping Beers
This modern classic has been produced by the San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company since 2002.
Made year round, this 12% ABV behemoth pours a deep black with a tan head and an aroma of bitter coffee and roasted nuts. This beer offers the best of two tasting experiences. When sipped cold, fresh out of the fridge, a malty sweetness with toffee and caramel notes dominates. As it warms, the flavor transforms into a richness of bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt with a generous dose of locally-roasted coffee from Ryan Brothers Coffee. This beer's robust mouthfeel and enduring bitter chocolate aftertaste make it quite food friendly, or a wonderful dessert to sip after a meal.