Stalactite | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.78%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stalactite is one of two beers brewed in collaboration with the Alstom Brothers of BeerAdvocate for the 2014 Extreme Beer Festival. Both beers were brewed with the same base Schwarzbier recipe, Mesquite Powder, and Calcium Carbonate treated water to infuse minerally-goodness into each beer. Calcium Carbonate is the primary mineral in the composition of Stalactites and Stalagmites, formed over thousands of years as water filters through the earth and drips into caves below the ground. Calcium Carbonate also can be used in brewing to harden water, which ultimately brings out hop character and helps make a clean crisp brew. Stalactite is the more modest of the two, at least in ABV. While some nuttiness is present from the Mesquite Powder in the mash, the true stars of the show are a trifecta of fresh peppers – Serrano, Cubanelle, and Poblano - house smoked over mesquite and local cherry wood. Added in the mash along with the grain, as well as in the fermenter during lagering, Stalactite presents a huge aroma and flavor of campfire smoke and deep savory pepper, while remaining smooth and drinkable without too much heat.

Added by Jason on 03-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Reviews
Reviews: 0 | Ratings: 21
Reviews by HattedClassic:
Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev +9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of richj1970
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Mike
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of chet4
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of SebD
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of craftaholic
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ScotNH
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MrBoh
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ncelauro
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of YeastInception
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of cp45
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Burkbom23
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of LMH88
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of nasastrums
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Stalactite from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.44 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.