Clocking in at 10.4%, Instant Messenger is our newest collaboration with our Crossroads neighbors, Messenger Coffee.
This hefty, velvety imperial milk stout is brewed with over two gallons of freshly pulled ristretto espresso using Messenger's proprietary espresso bend. Meaning, «restricted,» in Italian, ristretto shots pour a lesser volume, but with the same amount of espresso resulting in robust, deeply flavorful concentrated shot. Adding this espresso to our imperial stout creates a complex latte-inspired profile of dark-roasted cacao, espresso and added vanilla.
Both crews at Double Shift and Messenger spent hours pulling shots of espresso, literally, by the gallon. It was a team effort and we're ready to share, once we have one for ourselves.
Cheers, and see you Saturday!