A Note on This Beer
Smacking with Turkish coffee-like ferocity and black chocolate roasts, Mad River Brewing Company’s Kick Start Imperial Porter is a flavor bomb of caffeine and 8.2% ABV - and was an instant sensation with dark beer addicts last year.
With this year’s vintage, Mad River delivers more intense coffee richness with a new collaboration - Muddy Waters Coffee and their Deep Blues Blend.
Infusing the exotic spiciness of Sumatran beans with Peruvian roast’s cocoa accents, Deep Blues penetrates the Porter’s malt structure with Mad River’s use of “dry-hopping” coffee. Steeping whole beans intensifies fresh brewed aromas and allows the natural oils to flow into the flavor without unwanted acidity.
Pouring dark molasses, Kick Start’s mocha aroma illuminates with cardamom-like zest. Midnight-tinted French Roast flavors are spiked with a pinch of demerara sugar, notes of marshmallow and a chocolate saucy mouthfeel. Additions of Glacier Hops encourage fragrances of wood, while Willamette Hop’s spicy bitterness peaks the dry cocoa.
Kick Start’s bottomless coffee taste might remind you of your morning cup of pick-me-up, but the subtle heat of its ABV signals a relaxing nightcap. Embrace this explosive combination of coffee and beer from the award-winning dark beer masters at Mad River.
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