Brunneis Blend #2 (OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores))

Style: Blended American Oud Bruin 8.5% ABV From: Oxford, CT Brewery’s Note: “Brunneis is our interpretation of a Flemish Oud Bruin. Blend #2 was matured in 5 different barrels that used to house bourbon, whiskey, syrah wine & sherry. It is deep brown in color with a touch of carbonation. Reminiscent of dark fruits, raisins & plums, it has a balance between acidity & maltoness … Continue reading Brunneis Blend #2 (OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores))

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)

Black Angel (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged American Dark Wild Ale aged on Tart Cherries 7.2% ABV OG: 1.056 Bottled On: 7.31.15 From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “Black Angel Cherry Sour is our flagship sour. This sour black ale is brewed with over one pound of sweet and tart cherries per barrel. It is then aged with souring bacteria in bourbon barrels. This sour is always a blend … Continue reading Black Angel (Wicked Weed 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

Bride Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Style: Lager Wine 13% ABV From: Framingham, MA Brewery’s Note: “We aged this beer in bourbon barrelspreviously used for our Barrel-Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter. Lengthy aging allows the 13% ABV beer to mellow and develop a deep vanilla, almost honey-like sweetness and plum-like dark fruit flavors. This beer is a sipper. You’ve been warned!” The beer pours out like thin maple syrup, auburn and clear, … Continue reading Bride Maker (Jack’s Abby Brewing Company)

Bourbon Barrel Aged 319 (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

Style: American Quad brewed with cherries and aged in bourbon barrels 10.7% ABV Aged for 6 Months From: Everett, MA Brewery’s Note: “Belgian style Quadruple brewed with Cherries.  Aged in a single barrel of Eagle Rare 10 year for Redstone Liquors. 20 cases produced.” The beer pours a dark, dark mahogany color with a head of sand colored bubbles that slowly recede to a nice … Continue reading Bourbon Barrel Aged 319 (Idle Hands Craft Ales)

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)

Ride The Lion (Clown Shoes)

Style: Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels 11% ABV From: Ipswich, MA Brewery Description: “Descended from a notorious clan of Scottish lore, head brewer Dan Lipke channeled the Tartan tapestry encoded in his DNA to create a formidable Wee Heavy. The beer has been aged 100% in fresh bourbon barrels. Ask yourself, ‘Who needs to ride the lion?’” The beer pours a dark mahogany … Continue reading Ride The Lion (Clown Shoes)

Farm-to-Barrel: Bourbon Sour Porter (Almanac Brewing)

Style: American Wild Ale/Sour Ale aged in used Bourbon Barrels 6.0% ABV From: San Francisco, CA Brewers Note: “The life of a Kentucky oak barrel is one of giving: first to bourbon, then to dark strong ales, and finally we inoculate it with our Dogpatch Sour culture and fill it with robust porter. This inky black ale blends flavors of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit and … Continue reading Farm-to-Barrel: Bourbon Sour Porter (Almanac Brewing)