Rise of Azathoth
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A Note on This Beer
When Adroit Theory’s head brewer Mark Osborne told me they were crafting something extra special as a sequel to the insanely popular 4.20 UT-rated The Death of Cthulhu Imperial Stout, I was beside myself with excitement!
Then when he told me it would be an Oat Wine, I screamed with such high-pitched joy that I nearly shattered all the windows in my house!
This rarely-attempted brew style, which has truckloads of oats woven into malts and hops, is new territory for me— and for Adroit!
But with multiple GABF medals and a track record for nailing complex brews, I had full faith in Adroit’s ability to pull off this adventurous style. And man did they pull it off. The Rise of Azathoth is finally here in all its 11% ABV grain-rich glory!
As Mark told me, “We wanted to do something we haven’t done before!”
One sip though, and you’d think Adroit’s been making Oat Wines for decades. Azathoth is shockingly smooth and drips with caramel and dark dried fruit. Whispers of vanilla swirl in its bevy of flaked and malted oats. Each luscious mouthful is like diving head first into a figgy pudding drizzled with caramel sauce.
If you really want to do things up right, follow Mark’s advice to sip this one next to a fire.* Maybe throw on a silk robe and let your thoughts wander as velvety undertones of hazelnut and toffee wander across your caramel-glazed palate.
Now, it’s up to you if you tell your friends about Azathoth.
Not only are Oat Wines difficult to find in general because of the mastery required to craft them, but Adroit’s new conquering version is near impossible to find outside of Virginia! Tell one craft-lovin’ buddy, and there’ll be a line of Dark Beer fans knocking at your door minutes later looking to get a taste.
*Don’t have a fireplace? YouTube has tons of relaxing fireplace videos. Sip this decadent brew next to your computer, and you’ll be the classiest person on the interwebs.
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Packaged On July 11th, 2019