The alcohol strength of Dark Strong Ale beers can often be deceiving to the senses. The intensity of malt character can be rich, creamy, and sweet with intensities ranging from medium to high. Very little or no diacetyl is perceived. Herbs and spices are sometimes used to delicately flavor these strong ales. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
Original Gravity (Plato) 1.064-1.096 (16-24 Plato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (Plato) 1.012-1.024 (3-6 Plato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 5.6-8.8 (7.0-11.0)
Bitterness (IBU) 20-50
Color SRM (EBC) 7-35 (14-70 EBC)