Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BEER SPOTLIGHT: Highland Brewing Company's Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout

By Matt Kelsey

Black Friday ushers in the second Warrior Series release by Highland Brewing Company with Black Watch, a double chocolate milk stout named after Scotland’s historic military regiment that protected the Highlands. Be on the lookout for this high-gravity limited release on Friday, November 27, which displays the brewery’s intent to experiment with bolder styles and higher-gravity beers.

Black Watch combines more than 100 pounds of cacao nibs with five malts, roasted barley and flaked oats to create a rich ale reminiscent of brownie batter and marshmallows, with an aromatic nose and lingering dark-chocolate finish. This beer pairs well with beef BBQ, English cheddar, chili or any of your favorite sweets.

“We plan to release four Warrior Series brews in 2016,” said Highland Brewing Company President Leah Wong Ashburn. “The excitement about these beers runs through the whole company. Releasing pilot-system favorites on a bigger scale and developing new recipes shares our most talked-about beers with more people.”

Black Watch Notes:

ABV: 8.0%
IBU: 45
Hops: Chinook & Willamette
Grist: 2-Row Base, Munich Dark, Chocolate Malt, Carafa II, Roast Barley, Honey Malt, & Flaked Oats

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