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 Maiden (Siren Craft Brews)

Style: Barrel-Aged and Blended American Barleywine 11.1% ABV Barrels Mentioned: “Red Wine, Sauternes, Banyuls and Whisky” Barrels Assumed from 2013 Maiden: “Madeira, Bourbon, Armagnac & Tequila” Read More About the Maiden Program Here From: Wokingham, UK Brewery’s Note: “The goal for Maiden is to celebrate our love of experimentation and the impact of wood and time on a beer. A big barley wine is brewed … Continue reading 2014 Maiden (Siren Craft Brews)

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)

Lager Ness Monster (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: “Imperial” Baltic Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels 15% ABV From: Frammingham, MA Brewery’s Note: “This beer started with the same recipe as our Framinghammer Baltic Porter, but with a twist.  During the first stage of the brewing process we mix hot water with our malted grains in our Mash Tun to extract the sugars from the grain that will later be fermented into alcohol.  … Continue reading Lager Ness Monster (Jack’s Abby 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)

Backwoods Bastard (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale/ Wee Heavy 10.2 % ABV 50 IBU’s Brewer’s Notes: “Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice, and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.” The beer is brewed with seven varieties of imported malts as Founders Dirty Bastard … Continue reading Backwoods Bastard (Founders Brewing Company)