Calvados Barrel Aged Mango, Coconut and Tonka Bean Stout
The third beer in our Candy series where we mix fruits and spices into imperial stouts. This time you again get a double coconut whopper with mango and lush tonka bean on top of black liquid heaven. With the added bonus of Calvados barrel aging. Bonkers!
Sometimes mistakes happen. Sometimes these mistakes can turn into happy accidents. The base for this beer could be seen as such a happy accident. We did not mean to make an imperial stout with mango, coconut and tonka bean. But, one day while playing around with samples of fruits and spices we just tried it. It just kinda happened. And, we liked it! Sometimes you really must work with chance as a factor. After a few tweaks here and a few adjustments there we were home and Candy2 was born. Well, it wasn’t called Candy2 at first but remembering our Finback collaboration Candy, which was also a fruits and spices imperial stout, it felt natural to continue that series. So, where do you take it from there? Well, you find the most outrageous barrels you can and let the beer age in those. Turns out Calvados barrels are those barrels. So, Calvados it was, and is. Candy3!