For the final beer in their series with Danish photographer Esben Bøg-Jensen, Northern Monk felt it was only right to work with a heavy weight of the Danish beer scene to ensure this Gold Edition’s worthy of its title. Mikkeller were straight on board with the idea and they quickly settled on an imperial stout as a suitable climax to the series. They selected a coffee to infuse with the beer, one that would both accentuate and add to the malt flavours, from Copenhagen-based Coffee Collective who were equally keen to get on board. They supplied their Kenyan Kieni beans, roasted to an espresso specification to bring out some extra sweetness and gentle bitterness alongside notes of caramel, liquorice, dark berry, and rhubarb. The base stout is brewed with a high portion of Château Chocolate malt, backed up by touches of chocolate rye and roast barley to add a touch of more intense roast character to the back end. Rounded out with flaked oats, crystal malts were used to bring out hints of dark berry and dashes of sticky toffee, then further bulked out the body with maltodextrin, and finally whirlpool hopped with mosaic.