Not only is Crystal Springs Brewery’s Black Saddle Imperial Stout delicious and complex, it is made a couple hundred feet above Boulder by Boulder High Schools very own music teacher who has graced us with the ever-delicious Summertime Kolsh and Doc’s American Porter. Recently hiring his very first employee and upgrading his bottling line, he delivered us this deep dark yumminess, which is his winter seasonal bottle, bomber size!
I recommend taking the bottle out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to pouring so that it can warm slightly and allow the full flavor to envelope your tongue. It pours dark, almost black and aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee escape through the tan head. The mouth feel is smooth and low in carbonation with a pleasant creaminess that allows flavors of chocolate, coffee, malts and slight tinges of tobacco and wood to rush over the palate. This brew will warm you up from the coldness of winter and tantalize the tongue with such exuberation.
This viscous beer would be perfect for grilling a 1 lb. Tri-Tip steak on your patio while standing in 1 foot of fresh snow, or coupled with a bar of chocolate curled up on the couch watching the snow fall out your window. Come and get it, limited release!! When it is gone it is gone till next year!!!