Ageing a robust Scottish Export with wild yeast evolves this humble and too-often overlooked style into a deeper and more complex experience. Layers of malty sweetness are gently deconstructed and enhanced by the brettanomyces over the course of a year to create a truly exceptional and refined beer. Pours dark amber/mahogany in colour with a persistent off white head and good lacing.
The aroma is fruity funk with clear wild ferment aromatics; raisins soaked in sherry, sour cherries, blue cheese, earthy in a refined, floral way. There’s an underlying smooth malt sweetness, as you’d expect in an Export, but chocolate, caramel and toffee flavours are now part of a much broader flavour spectrum. Moderate bitterness and a dry, tangy and slightly salty finish.
7.2% / 330ml