Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Brew Day - Quoth the Raven
Quoth the Raven is a Cascadian Dark Ale based on the recipe of Barley Brown's Turmoil. Turmoil won gold at the G.A.B.F. in 2010 in the brand new category: American Style India Black Ale or some such nonsense of a title. I met head brewer Shawn Kelso briefly at Belmont Station back in August and tasted Turmoil along with several other Cascadian Dark Ales. What they have in common is that they are black in color, roasty but not heavily astringent, and have a piney hop character. I think a Cascadian Dark Ale is a more specific style than Black IPA or American Style India Black Ale or whatnot because black SRM can be added to any beer without adding much roast/dark malt flavor. It's as simple as using cinnamar extract or grinding carafa II to a powder in a coffee grinder and adding it at the end of the mash.
Either way, Beer Bot is looking forward to a dark and smooth ale for the coming winter.
Written by Beer Bot