Stone Brewing - W00tstout 2018
A deep dark imperial Russian stout, perfect for sipping. Brewed with pecans, wheat, rye, and aged in bourbon barrels.
Brewery description: "Intense cocoa and coffee aroma with nutty coconut. Hints of licorice and loads of fruity fermentation esters. Bourbon, vanilla and oak follow. On tasting, some cocoa, coffee and fruitiness is up front. Midpalate, the bourbon barrel-aged portion of the beer is apparent, so oak, vanilla, nut and bourbon flavors transition to a slight alcohol heat and hoppy, bitter finish. As the beer warms, a nuttiness almost reminiscent of almonds starts coming through (but we used pecans!). This beer is a monster. The flavors are a wonderful blend of everything that makes a great imperial stout, loaded with roasty notes and malty complexity. Brewing with rye and nuts always creates challenges for our brewing team, but they rose to the occasion with this one – it’s simply amazing."