Scotch Barrel Aged Imperial Brown

Our Scotch Barrel Aged Imperial Brown is a complex and dynamic malty beer, aged in single malt scotch barrels. Its aromas of toffee and nutmeg, bold flavors of creamy vanilla bean and cinnamon, and round, warm finish make it a must taste for pFriem and Scotch lovers alike.

ABV 10.5%

IBU 45

FLAVOR PROFILE

Luscious, Vanilla Bean, Scotch, Toffee

AVAILABILITY

Limited

INGREDIENTS

MALT

Marris Otter-Finest, Golden Promise, Crystal Dark, DRC, Brown Malt, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Golden Naked Oats

HOPS

Warrior, Chinook, Cascade

YEAST

American Ale

WOOD

Scotch Barrels from Macallan

History

An Imperial Brown Ale lives in a similar realm as an Imperial Stout, but more malt focused, full, strong, and balanced. We use heritage malt varieties such as Marris Otter and Golden Promise to drive this complex and luscious ale. We then take this round beer and age it for one year in barrels that previously housed Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. These whiskey barrels had an additional life before the Scotch. They were also home to sherry from Spain. The result is an alluring beer that is complex and dynamic.

Tasting Notes

Dark mahogany brown with moussey off-white foam. Luscious aromas of toffee, nutmeg, fig, and a kiss of char. Rich and bold flavors of creamy vanilla bean, Scotch, dried fruit, and cinnamon. Finishes with a touch of sherry and wood smoke, round, and warm.

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.

Awards

2017 - 93 Points - Ratebeer.com