The Black Night is strange and mysterious, but quite tasty. It reminded me of cherry coke, but a much more sophisticated and grown up version. I found it to be pleasant departure from my usual riffs on old fashioneds.
from: Tarot of Cocktails (www.tarotofcocktails.com)
makes: 1 cocktail
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
3/4 ounce maraschino syrup
1 teaspoon good quality balsamic vinegar
4 ounces chocolate stout
maraschino cherries for garnish
Shake all ingredients except beer with ice. Strain into a highball filled with ice. Top with chocolate stout and stir. Garnish with the maraschino cherries.