Rattle-Skull (Penn Commons)

34 oz Gold rum, Thomas Tew (Washington Post suggests Mt. Gay as alt))
34 oz Applejack
14 oz Lime juice
5 oz Porter beer, DC Brau Natas (WaPo suggests Breckenridge Vanilla Porter)
1 ds Brown Sugar Simple syrup (optional, to taste)
1 pn Nutmeg (as garnish)
Instructions
Build in a Champagne flute or other stemmed glass, topping with the porter, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
Notes
Adaptation of the Colonial-era beverage.
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