Only made this beer once. Came out around 8.7% ABV. Was extremely sweet, like a high ABV sweet stout. changed the recipe to adapt to it to a better balanced bitterness, and roasted flavors to include a more chocolate flavor and to get blackberries instead of extract. The goal of this beer is to resemble a chocolate covered blackberry.
Named after Isle La Motte, a remote island in Lake Champlain in Vermont. I came up with this because my wife and I wanted to go to Vermont for our honeymoon but couldn't because she had recently started a new job and didn't have enough vacation time. This is a rich chocolaty stout, to be enjoyed when you sometimes don't get what you want.
[Original water profile : (Ca=43) (Mg=21) (Na=9) (Cl=8) (SO4=21) (HCO3=188)]. [Additions : (Table salt NaCl=2g) (Chalk CaCO3=3,5g) (Lactic acid 88%=1ml)]. [Final water profile : (Ca=78) (Mg=21) (Na=48,3) (Cl=68,7) (SO4=21) (Alkalinity=259)].