DC Brau / Cigar City The Wise and The Lovely

Brewed by DC Brau Brewing Company
Washington DC, Washington DC USA
10% · Stout - Imperial · 22 Ratings · 60 IBU · Special Release ·
Jeff and his team have known the boys at Cigar City for a couple of years, and have been itching to work with them on a collaboration. The name derives from a poem written by Edna St. Vincent Millay, which has dark undertones in its context that fit perfectly with the almost pitch black color of this beer. “The Wise and the Lovely” is a strong stout brewed with lactose and cocoa nibs from Brazil.

Unwrap this complex offering, a collaboration between DC Brau Brewing and Cigar City Brewing, with peace: For within each there is a liquid prize.

This stout is brewed with lactose and cocoa nibs from our friends next door at Harper Macaw. Molded in the fashion of dark chocolate, a beer to behold, The Wise and The Lovely.
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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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