Released annually, Skeleton Key is our rum barrel aged imperial stout, spiced with a mélange of ginger, all spice, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, juniper berries, vanilla, and caramelized raisins. Because we do our best to be multi-faceted (in life, and in brewing) we upped the ante with this 2017 version and pulled off enough beer on blending day to make 2 additional variants. Must I remind you what the spice of life is? (WHOA FULL CIRCLE).
The Copper Variant was further conditioned on ACE espresso from the fine people at Propeller Coffee Company. And if you ever had any doubts about the magic that is coffee + stout + caramelized anything, well, I don't know. I'm worried for you. Roasted malts and roasted coffee beans intersect at a perfect junction.