Saturday, October 15, 2011
Ska Brewing ForniSKAtor
Ska Brewing to provided a beer for the event called ForniSKAtor, a maple syrup infused doppelbock. The beer pours a ruby-brown color with a thin off-white colored head. The aroma is big on maple syrup, smoked malts, and caramel. The taste is smoky and malty with a wonderful maple syrup flavor. The beer had a thick, syrupy, and bold mouth feel. Bacon and caramel flavors were also present before a warming alcohol finish wakes you up. The alcohol content is not available online, but I would estimate it to be about 9.0% ABV. The intent of the beer was to pair with maple syrup chicken and waffles, and Ska Brewing nailed it. The beer went extremely well with the food, and the smokiness in the beer was the best part of the experience.