SYNDICATE NO. 1 RECIPE
BLENDED ON OCTOBER 20TH, 2013
Old Godfather - 51% of blend
Barley Wine Ale aged 26 months
Black Hand Volume 1 - 15% of blend
Imperial Stout aged 13 months
Two Minutes to Midnight - 14% of blend
Imperial Stout aged 12 months
Betrayal - 11% of blend
Imperial Red Ale aged 12 months
Double Daddy - 5% of blend
Imperial India Pale Ale aged 12 months
Payback - 3% of blend
Robust Porter aged 18 months
Syndicate No. 01 is a blend of strong ales matured in American bourbon barrels ranging from 12 to 24 months. The base of the blend is our Old Godfather Barleywine (51%) which was aged in bourbon barrels for over 2 years. Two different Imperial Stouts, Black Hand Volume I (15%) and Two Minutes to Midnight (14%) introduce rich dark chocolate notes and a creamy mouthfeel. Final additions of barrel- aged Betrayal Imperial Red (11%) adds notes of dark fruit and toffee malt, Double Daddy (5%) imparts a bright, fruit-forward hop spice and Payback Porter (3%) introduces subtle notes of bitter cocoa.
The final blend is rich with aromas of bourbon, vanilla bean and dark fruit, with complex flavors of burnt caramel, leather & spice, coconut, and toasted oak.