I love stouts, but sometimes the weather’s just too warm for high ABV imperial stouts. For example, I just visited Imprint for their anniversary and tried their s’mores imperial stout. It was delicious, but it was a slow sipper. In my case (arriving at 12 for their anniversary), it was too early for a 12% imperial stout. However, that’s not the case for Second Sin Brewing’s latest Metal Monday beer, The Sun Has Turned To Black, which they’re calling a “Session Stout.”
Second Sin Brewing in Bristol hosts Metal Monday once a month, and they release a beer inspired by a metal band as well as play some of their music in the taproom. For example, they spun some nu-metal for their Limp Bizkit beer, but they switched gears for this release. English doom metal band Electric Wizard inspired this beer with the song of the same name off their 2004 album We Live, so you’ll be hearing doom metal this time around. Just don’t start a moshpit in the taproom.
Summer and stouts are not usually words you hear in the same sentence, but The Sun Has Turned To Black is a lower abv “session stout,” so you don’t have to worry about overdoing it. They conditioned this stout on locally-roasted Costa Rica and Zambia beans from Calm Waters Coffee, so you get all the flavor of a coffee stout in a lighter brew. It will be available on tap and for takeout beginning Monday, August 30th. You can visit tomorrow for their Metal Monday celebration or order on their website for pickup.