The flavor of Scratch #123 originates in the Abbey Ale yeast strain, which produces a distinctive fruity character akin to dried dark fruit (think raisins or prunes). On your palate, the dark fruit flavor continues, adding traces of toffee, chocolate, caramel, and dark rum as well as delicate spices, roasted nuts, and lightly toasted grains. The addition of Belgian Candi sugar bolsters the ale’s sweetness, while Turbinado sugar releases a subtle molasses flavor. Scratch #123 finishes with a faint floral hop note that ties everything together. 7.8% ABV.