Triple Digit Series: Chickow!
Listermann Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
Today’s beer has its own top-secret, ultra-exclusive club in its honor, and it’s called The League of Extraordinary Chickow!
This group of devoted, cult-like fans have a waiting list for membership. And, their club website for buying and trading even requires a password — that’s how serious people are about getting their hands on today’s Chickow! Hazelnut Double Brown Ale!
Big and boozy, Chickow! is also the brew that put Ohio’s Listermann on the craft map. It is rated among the Top 20 Imperial Brown Ales on Untappd!
This flavor-bomb isn’t like the watery pints of import Brown Ale you guzzled on your study-abroad trip to Europe. It’s bold, lush, and decadent, just like a dessert Brown Ale should be.
Intense aromas of cacao nibs, roasted nuts, and toffee greet the nose from the thick-as-molasses pour. The first sip sends waves of dark chocolate balanced by real hazelnuts, hints of oaky vanilla, and figgy dates on the finish. These big flavors and the creamy mouthfeel beautifully mask the massive 10% ABV.
Whenever people post Chickow! on social media, their Dark Beer lovin’ buds flock like moths to a flame wondering where they got it. When it happens to me, I just smile and tell them: the first rule of the League is that you don’t talk about the League.