In this easy-drinking beer cocktail, the concentrated raisin flavor of the sherry, the honeyed quality of the Benedictine liqueur, and the oatmeal stout add up to something like "breakfast in a glass."
MAKES 1 DRINK
1 oz. Lustau East India sherry
½ oz. Benedictine
Sixpoint oatmeal stout
1. Stir sherry and Benedictine and pour into a pilsner glass. Top with stout and garnish with grated nutmeg.
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