Inspired by brewers back in the 1800’s to win over the Russian Czar, this is the king of stouts, boasting high alcohol by volume and plenty of malt character. Low to moderate levels of carbonation with huge roasted, chocolate and burnt malt flavors. Suggestions of dark fruit and flavors of higher alcohols are quite evident. Hop character can vary from none, to balanced, to aggressive.
We take our Imperial Stout and put it into Oola Distillery & Heaven Hill Distillery bourbon barrels and age the beer for one year. Over the course of the year the beautiful tannins of the oak and bourbon seep into the beer. The result is a round, bold, strong, and magnificent beer.
Midnight black topped with a dense, creamy, and chocolate mousse foam. Powerful aromas of cocoa, caramel, coconut, toasted oak, and chocolate covered berries. Big flavors of ripe cherries, red velvet cake with a hint of char and a touch of Bourbon. Finishes with a kiss of oak tannins and a mouth coating richness.
Oysters, mussels, lobster, crab, cams, scallops, and calamari. Ham, prosciutto, pancetta, and bacon. Hearty beef stews, short ribs, root vegetables, potatoes, stuffing. Chocolate based desserts such as: truffles, crème brûlée, raspberry or strawberry tart.
2016 - Silver Winner - Australian International Beer Awards
2016 - Silver Winner - Oregon Beer Awards
2017 - 95 Points - Ratebeer.com