Sometimes we love to go "nuts" with our beers and throw a whole lot of something we love into them. In the case of Family Pies, we put over four pounds per barrel of toasted pecans to impart a rich nutty flavor. A bit of lactose helps to give this stout a nice full mouthfeel, just like if you were biting into a dense, decadent piece of pecan pie. The addition of cacao husks and dark Belgian candi sugar lends a touch of chocolate chip sticky sweetness. Who says you can't drink dessert before dinner?