When in Maine . . . A second take on our Mockless Lobster, this lactose scotch ale has a lot of layers, and almost all of them come from the malt. Just when you think you’d discovered them all, another one will creep up behind you. Look for biscuitty brown malt, some semi-sweet Munich, a little rye, some caramel notes, a melanoidin kick, some darker roast, toffee from the scorching process, and a residual sweetness from the lactose. The moderate dose of English Challenger hops help to temper the sweetness in this beer without getting in the way and making its presence known too much.