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Mystic Descendant is a beer descended from the cultural history of the Boston harbor area. A dry Irish stout meets an English porter and is then fermented with our saison yeast with a touch of the ubiquitous ingredient from the area’s past: molasses. The result is a unique beer; it has more dark fruit than a porter and less roast than a traditional stout, while having a different ester profile than a Belgian stout. We thus dubbed our recipe a Suffolk Dark Ale, as an homage to our immigrant ancestors. If Mystic Saison is our local answer to white wine, Descendant is our red. The subtle molasses works with the saison yeast and dark malts to create a rich cherrywood flavor and aromatic finish. It can stand up to red meats or relax by the fire as the days get cooler and the leaves turn to welcome New England’s finest season. The Name. As a combination of Irish Stout, Molasses and the Renaud yeast culture, the name for this beer a direct description: it’s an imagined descendant.View all products by Mystic