What do you think they use to get the color in Eliot Ness?
ah man, I wish I knew - god I love that beer.
I have some hints/suspicions though:
Well, for starters, EN is 6.2%, so immediately there is more malt to go around.
I'm not sure if they decoct or not, but that would help darken the beer further.
My friend who's a Clevelander (and prob the biggest GL fan I know) thought he heard they used biscuit (25L) in the grist, which could also help darken it.
I question maybe a touch of Caramunich III or some Carafa Special?
Well, coincidentally, I guess I made a clone attempt this weekend instead of my usual Vienna since my efficiency jumped about 7 -8 points last weekend (which never happens) so I upped the IBUs - maybe through dumb luck I'll have come close? Its a little lighter, but we'll see how the end product comes around as far as taste.