|Washington State's Redhook Brewing first brewed Double Black Stout 17 years ago. Since this beer was discontinued in 2000 (and briefly brought back for a limited release in 2008), it has remained one of Redhook's most requested beers.
Now Black is back. Redhook's Double Black Stout is now available for a limited time through the brewery's Blueline Series on draught and in 22-ounce bottles to beer drinkers in Washington and Oregon.
This time around Redhook is brewing up some mischief with Seattle's own Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co. Redhook brewmaster Jen Talley and Caffe Vita green bean buyer Daniel Shewmaker collaborated every step of the way to create a robust stout brewed with Farm Direct Caffe Vita coffee.
"We are stoked to partner with Caffe Vita to bring back Double Black Stout," saysTalley. "Daniel and I had a great time tasting different styles of coffee to develop the recipe."
"When Redhook approached us about partnering to bring back Double Black Stout, we were really excited to work on a project that brings together two Northwest favorites: beer and coffee," says Caffe Vita's Shewmaker. "It's a great partnership. We're both dedicated to great brewing and we're excited to share Double Black Stout with our fans."
Released under Redhook's Blueline Series, a limited release series brewed specifically for local distribution, Double Black Stout comes in at 7.0% abv and 40 IBUs. The beer is a robust stout brewed with the generous use of roasted barley, Munich malt and Carafa 3, giving the beer a deep opaque black color. Roasted, chocolate and coffee aromas and flavors round out the beer for a rich, creamy finish.