Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (2020)
Westbound & Down Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
“Think Ghirardelli brownie mix with bourbon substituted for water.”
That’s how the crew at Westbound & Down describes today’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. It’s spot on.
To create this lusciously chocolatey ode to America’s native whiskey, the brewers aged this dark pour in a variety of carefully selected top shelf Bourbon Barrels from Blanton’s, Weller, and Dickel. It’s like enjoying a curated tasting of some of the country’s finest booze, but it all happens inside Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
Take a sip, and prepare for a flood of whiskey caramel and layered fudge balanced against subtle espresso notes and just a whisper of oak.
Plus, it comes in these adorable 8 oz cans, which means you don’t have to wait for someone to split this 14.9% ABV bourbon beast with, you can crack one open whenever the urge strikes! Grab a couple extras, and you can hook up your friends, too.
Pro-tip — if you know anyone getting married this summer, these little cans make awesome gifts for the wedding party. They even fit in the pocket of a tux!
This year’s version of Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is too new for ratings, but last year’s release earned a staggering 4.41 on Untappd!