Barrel Aged Ten Fidy (Oskar Blues Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 12.9% ABV 75 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten Fidy has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel and been smoothed out during maturation. Even at 12.9% (75 … Continue reading Barrel Aged Ten Fidy (Oskar Blues Brewing Company)

Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed with Blueberries, Chocolate, and Vanilla 10.5% ABV From: Grand Rapids, MI Brewery’s Note; “This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan … Continue reading Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Beezlebub (The Alchemist)

Style: Imperial Stout/Imperial Black Ale 8.0% ABV From: Stowe, VT Brewery’s Note: “Beelzebub is an American Imperial Stout. The intensely smooth and rich roasted flavor is complemented by the unmistakable presence of hops. The bitterness is held in check, preserving the flavors of dark chocolate. This ale is aggressively dry hopped with Citra to cut through it all. Hail Santa.” Beezlebub pours like motor oil … Continue reading Beezlebub (The Alchemist)

Imperial Stout (Samuel Smith Brewery)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 7% ABV Ingredients: Water, malted barley, roasted malt, cane sugar, yeast, hops. Brewery’s Note: “This distinctive type of beer was originally brewed to withstand the abuses of shipping in foul weather to Imperial Russia. It was a favourite of Russian nobility whose taste for the finest food and drink was world famous./ A rich flavourful brew; deep chocolate in colour with a … Continue reading Imperial Stout (Samuel Smith Brewery)

Trappist Imperial Stout (Spencer Brewery)

Style: Imperial Stout 8.7% ABV From: Spencer, MA Brewery’s Note: “A massive, roasted, malt-forward American Trappist take on the Anglo-Russo Imperial Stout tradition.  Luxuriantly frothy foam, waves of coffee, chocolate and caramel sensations, a generous blend of dark fruit flavors.  Intense and robust.” The beer pours out a thick mahogany color, not oozing like girthier examples in the style, but flowing with a definite weight. … Continue reading Trappist Imperial Stout (Spencer Brewery)

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)