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The Big Two

Imperial English Ale

anniversary beer
toasted toffee
molasses

Brewed for our anniversary, this is an imperial version of One so it’s bigger, stronger, and more complex– just like Optimism’s second year. Big, yet balanced with burnt caramel, toasted coffee and molasses.

Story Behind the Name
Our first year's anniversary beer was The Big One. For our second anniversary, we made the Big Two, even bigger than the first.
Occasion
Official Style
This is a style we completely made up. There is no such thing as an Imperial Extra Special Bitter. ESB is as high as it goes, so this is basically at 11.
Why We Don't Call It That
If you like...
IBUs
40
Malts
Maris Otter Pale, Crystal
Hops
East Kent Goldings, Hallertau Mittelfrüh
Yeast
English
Color
Amber, Ruby
Aromas & Flavors
Key Comparisons
A bigger version of One. Maltier, sweeter, boozier.
Other Notes