A Note on This Beer
Today's 4.23 UT-rated Lokomotiv Merlot Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout is so deliciously inspiring, you'll probably want to tell the whole world about it!
But before you do, the award-winning crew at New Zealand’s 8 Wired asks that you do one thing: write a brew haiku!*
Yes, a haiku — you know, those little three-line poems that follow a strict 5-7-5 syllable rule.
Now, I’m no poet (and boy, don’t I know it), but after getting a sip of this boozy and velvety, 11% ABV sipper, the words came flowing out!
O' boozy rich Stout!
Your layers enchant me, and
Tempt my palate.
Alright, alright. I won’t subject you to any more of my “so-called” poetry.
But let me just say, today’s rich and jammy, barrel-aged Stout is so decadent, you definitely don’t want to miss out on snagging a bottle.
Especially because our stash of today’s 2017 Vintage isn’t available anywhere else. In fact, the brewers pulled the last cases of Lokomotiv out of their cellar and sent it overseas to share with our members!
And if that isn’t enough brew-spiration to whip out a heart-warming haiku, just wait until you get a taste.
Aged for 12 months in 8x Gold Medal-winning Oyster Bay Merlot wine barrels, every sip tastes like a liquified Black Forest Cake that’s been spiked with a shot of brandy. Notes of candied plums, silky ganache, and oaky vanilla mingle among layers of chocolate-covered espresso beans and vinous dark cherries.
Hints of tannic leather and earthy tobacco mingle on the palate, giving way to a silky soft, oh so enticing mouthfeel.
So, before indulging in today’s decadent and chewy Stout, make sure you have a pen and paper handy — you never know which sip of this boozy Dark Brew will inspire you.
*Feeling beer-spired? Go to 8 Wired’s website and check out Brew Haikus from all over the world! #8WiredBrewHaiku
Rated 4.23 on Untappd