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Grimm Ales Batch #4: CASSIOPEIA IMPERIAL PORTER

Style: HYBRID BALTIC/SCOTCH-STYLE PORTER
Strength: 9% ABV
Bitterness: 30 IBU’s
Color: 27 SRM

CASSIOPEIA is an imperial porter brewed for the onset of winter.  Black as the night sky, our imperial porter is brewed from a blend of premium dark malts chosen for their complex caramel/chocolately/fruity qualities.  Cool-fermented with a clean Scotch ale yeast that emphasizes malty richness and earthy, mossy aromatics — think of Cassiopeia as a Baltic Porter fermented like a Wee Heavy.  This velvety, warming ale is surprisingly well attenuated, light on the palate and digestible.

Cassiopeia is best served in a tulip glass or snifter at 45-55* F.  It will age well, developing pleasant sherry notes in the bottle with extended cellaring.  It pairs perfectly with chocolate, roasted and smoked meats, blue cheeses, and cold winter nights.