Barrel Aged Roulette (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout aged in Port Wine Barrels 8.5% ABV Bottle #1489/1624 From: Stonington, CT Brewery Notes: “Roulette started as a full bodied, robust, Russian Imperial Stout. We then aged it in Jonathan Edwards Port Wine barrels for at least a year. The result is a velvety smooth incarnation still full of roast, but beautifully married with both the oak and the rich essence … Continue reading Barrel Aged Roulette (Beer’d Brewing Company)

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)

2014 Slumbrew Yankee Swap (Somerville Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Stout aged in Turkey Shore Rum Barrels 12% ABV 68 IBU’s *Beer Aged for One Year in my cellar* From: Brewer based in Somerville, MA but beer brewed in Ipswich, MA Brewery’s Note: “This 2014 imperial stout is the SECOND EDITION in our Yankee Swap series. It’s aged in Turkey Shore Distilleries rum barrels to create a unique flavor profile that continues to … Continue reading 2014 Slumbrew Yankee Swap (Somerville 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)

Art #20: El Lechedor (Night Shift Brewing)

Style: Oak Aged Milk Stout with Poblano Peppers, Cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla bean 6.9% ABV Bottled On: 3/26/14 From: Everett, MA Brewery’s Note: “Mexican-style milk stout brewed with poblano peppers, aged with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla beans in oak barrels. Sips like a fresh, creamy cinnamon roll!” The beer pours a deep and muddy brown, sitting in the glass as near-black. The beer forms a … Continue reading Art #20: El Lechedor (Night Shift Brewing)

Imperial Stout 2013 (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Style: Blended Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (60% ale, 40% ale aged in whiskey barrels) 11.8% ABV 63 IBU’s OG: 22 From Kansas City, MO Brewer’s Note: “Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our … Continue reading Imperial Stout 2013 (Boulevard Brewing Company)