A Note on This Beer
I never associated dessert with Russia until my buddy brought back some of those Brandy-filled, chocolate-cherry cordials from what his family calls "The Old Country."
One bite of that boozy, cherry delight and I was hooked!
I thought I would have to travel all the way to Eastern Europe to taste that goodness again. That is, until I tried today’s Fall Line from Two Beers Brewing — it’s been aged for six months in Brandy Barrels with cacao nibs, cherries, and vanilla for layers of sweet decadence!
Seattle craft fans rave about Two Beers’ Washington Beer Award-winning Alta series, but seeing bottles of Fall Line in real life is rarer than a Sasquatch sighting — your friends will never believe you until you tell them that only 2,400 bottles exist!
That’s because the brewers make Fall Line in extremely small batches using hand-selected Brandy Barrels to elevate the fruity, dark cherry character of the beer to smooth, rich depths.
The bottles are even hand-numbered, showcasing the time and precision that goes into every batch.
Cut through the hand-dipped wax top, and rich aromas of black licorice, roasted coffee beans, and dark chocolate swell from the midnight black pour. Each sip brims with flavors of cherries, sweet brandy, and a splash of vanilla cream to balance the booziness. Smoky tobacco notes from barrel-aging flow across the palate for a silky smooth finish.
Since this Stout sipper is a rare sight, I suggest picking up three bottles: one to enjoy now, one to give to a friend so they will be forever indebted to you, and one to keep in your cellar to satisfy your next chocolate-covered cherry craving!
Rated 4.15 on Untappd; 4.11 on BeerAdvocate
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