Strong Ale with rich malt and fruity elderberry notes
american strong ale
Clear gold, fine off-white head
Soft, fruity, malt, caramel, spices, dark fruit
Fruity, malty, caramel, spice, elderberry
Stochasticity Project Your Father Smelt of Elderberries by Stone Brewing Company is an American Strong Ale-style beer inspired by medieval English ale, and with more than a nod in the direction of Monty Python.
Pouring clear deep gold with a fine off-white head, the aroma is soft and fruity, with bready malt, caramel, and dark fruit.
The palate bears a remarkably similar profile, with the addition of elderberries, which make an interesting fruity counterpoint to the medium body, silky texture and light carbonation that bring a dry, earthy finish.