“Diving down out of the sun, Anti-aircraft fire exploding all around me, I catch him in my sights! I…”
Captain Ian Patrick Robert Napier, “Old Naps,” actually lived the terror of dogfights and the thrill of victory that Snoopy only dreamed of from the top of his doghouse. With 12 confirmed aerial victories, Old Naps was one of the most successful World War I flying aces; a worthy Scotsman for our winter seasonal Scotch Ale.
Somewhere between a scotch ale and a wee heavy, the mahogany body of this malty and complex ale is capped with a light tan head that gives off a toffee-like malt aroma combined with a subtle smokiness. We use a traditional scotch ale yeast strain from Edinburgh, and a very light touch of smoked malt to accentuate the smoky undertones of the yeast. The use of six different malts provides a rich and flavorful drinking experience that is perfect for a cold winter’s night.
OG: 17 degrees Plato
Malts: 2-row, Crystal 60, Dextrine Malt, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Rauchmalz