Rum Barrel Aged Porter

We age our Imperial Porter for a year in barrels kissed by the Caribbean, giving pFriem’s Rum Barrel Aged Porter notes of chocolate truffles, ripe cherries and vanilla beans. Drink in this captivating brew and taste luscious decadence.

ABV 9.5%

IBU 45

FLAVOR PROFILE

Chocolate Truffles, Rum Cake, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon

AVAILABILITY

Limited

INGREDIENTS

MALT

Simpsons-Marris Otter-Finest, Caramalt, Crystal Dark, Crystal Extra Dark, Chocolate, Crisp-Pale Chocolate, Patagonia Perla Negra

HOPS

Warrior, Chinook, Cascade

YEAST

American Ale

BARREL

Caribbean Rum Barrels

History

Common porter was the dominant brew in England during the cusp of the 18th and 19th centuries, bringing rock-star fortunes to the beer barons of London and great beer to a global clientele. Porter was sent to the East Indies well before India pale ale, and it was just as revered in the Baltic regions as it was at home.

The heartiest forms of the style survive today as Baltic and imperial porters. These two porter progenies represent a harkening to British maritime roots as well as a Continental modification. Siblings to the more famous imperial stouts, the strong porters became templates for brewers in Scandinavia, Russia, and Poland and adapted to local brewing practices and preferences. Some versions are bottom-fermented, others top, and they range from malty brown to roasty black. They are malty, full, and round on the palate.

We take our Imperial Porter and put it into Rum Barrels that came from the Caribbean and age the beer for one year.  Over the course of the year, the beautiful tannins of the oak and Rum seep into the beer.  The result is a luscious, round, dynamic, and captivating beer.

Tasting Notes

Black walnut with ruby red hues sitting beneath the dense khaki foam. Seductive aromas of Belgian Chocolates, cinnamon, nutmeg, red velvet cake, and molasses. Luscious flavors of vanilla bean, chocolate truffles, rum cake, ripe cherries, and Mexican hot cocoa. Finishes soft, round, and decadent.  

Food Pairings

Oysters, mussels, lobster, crab, clams, 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.