The final entry in Horus Aged Ales’ Goshawk’s Series incorporates a very special type of coffee.
Goshawk’s Migration is a 13.4 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with Kopi Luwak coffee and “tons of pecans.” Kopi Luwak is a type of coffee from Indonesia that is derived after specific species of Asian palm civet, a cousin of the mongoose, consumes the coffee fruits but leave the coffee seeds undigested in their feces. These coffee seeds are then cleaned and roasted as normal before being sold.
“After having ‘The Shit’ Speedway Stout from AleSmith several years ago, I have been fascinated by this coffee variety, but this is only the second time I have brewed with it, this and a collaboration with Finback last year,” reads an email sent to members of the brewery’s Convocation Club. “The coffee is truly unique and plays off the stout’s grain bill very well, bringing out notes of all kinds of nuttiness and cocoa.”
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This will be the fourth release in Horus’ Goshawk’s Series of imperial stouts:
- Goshawk’s Grasp (13.2 percent ABV) — Imperial Stout with coffee and hazelnuts added
- Goshawk’s Territory (13.6 percent ABV) — Imperial Stout with almonds, cacao and coffee added
- Goshawk’s Beans (13.3 percent ABV) — Imperial Stout with barrel-aged coffee and vanilla added
- Goshawk’s Migration (13.4 percent ABV) — Imperial Stout with Kopi Luwak coffee and pecans added
According to the email, Goshawk’s Migration will be packaged in 650ml bottles ($31) and members will have two bottles included in their membership with the option to purchase six more. In addition, the imperial stout will have a public release on a future date.
When reached by email, a spokesperson for the brewery indicated that information on public release would be announced next week.