St. Klippenstein (Allagash Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Imperial Stout 11% ABV Grains: Dark Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, and Brown Malt Hops: Chinook and Northern Brewer Yeast: Trappist-style Barrels: Aged for three months in bourbon barrels Bottled On: 12/31/15 From: Portland, ME Brewery’s Note: “At the brewery, we celebrate St. Klippenstein day to commemorate our love of free ham, pot lucks, and big stouts. In honor, we brewed … Continue reading St. Klippenstein (Allagash Brewing Company)

Bourbon Barrel RIS (Stoneface Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 9.5% ABV From: Newington, NH Brewery’s Note: Brewery’s Note: “Aged in American oak barrels from Heaven Hill, this Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) clocks in at 9.5% ABV. Perfect for long, cold nights. This is the type of beer you can enjoy now or set aside and age for years.” The beer pours chocolatey and thick, though not quite … Continue reading Bourbon Barrel RIS (Stoneface Brewing Company)

25th Anniversary Ale (Long Trail Brewing Company)

Style: Blended Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 9.0% ABV 65 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “Crafted to commemorate 25 years of brewing, Long Trail’s limited edition 25th Anniversary Ale is a barrel-aged stout that weighs in at 9% ABV./ We blended a bourbon barrel-aged batch of our recently retired Brewmaster Series Imperial Porter with a rye whiskey barrel-aged iteration of Culmination, our dark chocolate porter released under the Brush & Barrel Series./ … Continue reading 25th Anniversary Ale (Long Trail Brewing Company)

2014 Velvet Merkin (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout 8.5% ABV 33 IBU’s SRM: 80 Fermentation: British Ale (House) Malts: Maris Otter, 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, English Dark Caramel, Medium Caramel, Carafa Malt, Oats (15%) Hops: 100% US Grown Fuggle Hops Brewery’s Note: “Our decadent Oatmeal Stout lovingly aged in Bourbon barrels.  Beautiful chocolate, espresso and vanilla-bourbon aromas hold your nose hostage.  Rich dark chocolate truffle, bourbon and … Continue reading 2014 Velvet Merkin (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Black Ops Brooklyn Brewing Company

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV Brewery’s Note: “Brooklyn Black Ops does not exist. However, if it did exist, it would be a strong stout concocted by the Brooklyn brewing team under cover of secrecy and hidden from everyone else at the brewery. The myth is that this supposed “Black Ops” was then aged for four months in bourbon barrels, bottled flat, and re-fermented with Champagne yeast. Presumably such a … Continue reading Black Ops Brooklyn Brewing Company

Odyssey 001 (Siren Craft Brew)

Style: Blended Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 12.4% ABV   Brewery’s Note on Series: “Our Odyssey range is a collectionof beers that have been blended.  Sometimes a blend of the same beer in different barrels, sometimes very different beers that work together in a way that makes the sum greater than the individual parts.   Blending is a journey and also a challenge, and we felt … Continue reading Odyssey 001 (Siren Craft Brew)

Dragon’s Milk (New Holland Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 11% ABV 31 IBU’s 23° Plato Malt: 2 Row, Munich, Caramel, Crystal, Black, Chocolate malt, Flaked barley Hops: Glacier, Nugget Yeast: American Ale Adjuncts: Michigan beet sugar Aged 90+ Days on oak bourbon barrels From: Holland, MI Brewery’s Notes: “A stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.” Not shockingly, the … Continue reading Dragon’s Milk (New Holland Brewing Company)