KROC club member (kroc.org) and Birko Corp employee Dana Johnson is one of the few that got to brew on our pilot system here at the Yak. The Very Berry Stout is made like a traditional English-style stout but Dana has made several changes that make this unique. First we added Grape Nuts in the mash. Dana adds Grape Nuts to all his beers, apparently as a yeast nutrient. Then in a 1/2 bbl batch, we added an entire box (20 bags) of Celestial Seasonings Wild Berry Zinger Tea! This gives the berry punch to the dark chocolatey backbone.
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Yak and Yeti poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of berries, cocoa, light roastiness and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiuness, berries and cocoa with a smooth dry lingering roasty berry finish.
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