02/12/2012 - Stony of Destiny Ale (Old Burnside Brewing Co. - East Hartford, CT)
Firefly marathon all day. The Walking Dead returns. Shameless, House of Lies and Californication, too? And now this delicious Stone of Destiny Ale? Now that’s a great Sunday. The beer is a smooth, oaky ale but with its notes of chocolate and coffee is almost like a light stout.
And here’s the little note thingy that was on the neck:
Stone of Destiny Ale
An Lia Fail, Gaelic for the Stone of Scone, is an oblong block of sandstone that for centuries has served as the coronation stone for the monarchs of Scotland and Great Britain.
In honor of such an historic artifact, we at Olde Burnside Brewing have created an historic beer. We created an Imperial Black and Tan that we aged in fresh whiskey barrels for over 6 months. The beer is a rich, dark ale with notes of chocolate and coffee, the barrel aging add hints of whiskey, oak, and vanilla.
Enjoy in a snifter by itself or with a nice blue cheese, roasted meat, or game.