SYNDICATE NO. 2 RECIPE
BLENDED ON JUNE 7TH, 2014
Black Hand Volume 1 - 38% of blend
Imperial Stout aged 20 months
Scarface - 25% of blend
Imperial Stout aged 15 months
Old Godfather - 20% of blend
Barley Wine Ale aged 15 months
Two Minutes to Midnight - 14% of blend
Imperial Stout aged 28 months
SSSSHH - 3% of blend
Experimental ale aged indefinitely
Syndicate No. 02 is a blend of five strong ales matured between 15-28 months in various bourbon barrels. The foundation of the blend is comprised of three distinct imperial stouts: Black Hand Volume 1 (38% of blend) imparts a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, Scarface Imperial Stout (25% of blend) provides hints of espresso and bitter roast, and Two Minutes to Midnight (14% of blend), a brew reserved exclusively for barrel-aging, is rich with baker’s cocoa. The muscle of the blend, Old Godfather Barley Wine (20% of blend), adds an earthy tobacco and nutty maltiness. The last 3% of the Syndicate is finished with a wildcard—a dark, oak-forward experimental ale pulled from our vault.
The final brew is full-bodied and complex with notes of bitter cocoa, candied fruits, vanilla-infused creme brûlée, earthy tobacco, and a muted bourbon finish.