Craft beer

Beer of the week: Black’s Dawn has a kick of coffee

Black’s Dawn, an imperial stout with coffee from Cismontane Brewing Co., is great with desserts.
Black’s Dawn, an imperial stout with coffee from Cismontane Brewing Co., is great with desserts.
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Beer: Black’s Dawn

Style: Imperial stout with coffee

Alcohol: 8.5 percent by volume

Price: About $6.50 for a 16-ounce bottle at Crown Wine and Spirits

Story: Bottles from Southern California’s small Cismontane Brewing Co. are now available in South Florida through year-old distributor Crafty Connoisseurs. Black’s Dawn, named for a favorite SoCal surfing beach, is a rich stout brewed with fair-trade coffee, brown sugar and oats. The coffee brings a big aroma and flavor, the sugar softens any bitterness, and the oats round out the body. A great dessert brew.

Pairing: Forget milk and cookies. Beer and cookies is the way to go. Pour Black’s Dawn in a snifter and savor it with a GOAT (Greatest of All Time) chocolate chip cookie from Sweetness Bakeshop in Kendall and Hialeah.

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