Brewery – Triple Digit
Style – Scottish Ale
ABV – 10.5%
IBU – 25
What kind of beer do you make when it seems that every beer you reach for on the shelf has a crazy amount of hops? You attempt to make something the complete opposite! Tons of malt? Check. High alcohol content? Check. Sweetness instead of bitterness? Check. Looking at our checklist there was only one beer that came to mind for us: Scottish Ale. For us, Aftermath is a beer for the Aftermath. Aftermath of a long work day where nothing was going right. Aftermath of an off day at the softball field (which for our skill level, is every game). Aftermath of sitting in traffic for far too long and always seeming to pick the wrong lane. Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the Aftermath that is made perfectly for your Aftermath. Thanks for your support and Drink. Cincy. Beer!
Look… you don’t have to be ashamed to admit that you don’t always want that big IPA at the end of a day. That’s exactly why this beer exists. Aftermath has a big malty sweetness that sits perfectly with food to me. It’s full of bready flavors that mix with dark fruit and finish with a slight warm alcohol bite. This beer represents the versatility in beer… the “other side” if you will. The yin to the yang of hops.
It’s a big beer, designed for sipping on a quiet evening.
This one has been around since 2012, and has developed quite the local following around it. Sometimes it’s the things that buck all the trends, and do things differently just because they can that turn out to be something really special. Triple Digit thrives in those things.
In typical Listermann/Triple Digit fashion, there have been a ton of different variants of this made throughout the years. In packaging, though, we’ve seen some really delicious ones come around:
- German Chocolate Cake Aftermath
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake Aftermath
My Thoughts On Triple Digit Aftermath
Big, boozy and sweet. This is a beer that if I had to wrap up the types of beers that represent what Triple Digit is, I would put at the top of the list.
The beer is dark muddy brown colored, with aromas of sweet boozy bread lifting up from it’s light tan head.
The taste packs a powerful boozy bite, but it gets rounded out by the sweetness, and a nice dark fruit flavor that lingers on the finish. So different than what you find filling taps over, and over – it’s a welcome treat whenever I find myself with a glass in front of me. Perfect for cold evenings.