Most Most Premium - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2021)
Gigantic Brewing Company
A Note on This Beer
Every year, Gigantic Brewing releases multiple deep and roasty renditions of their beloved Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout. Each variant is aged and fine-tuned through months in hand-selected whiskey barrels, and they’re normally only available in Oregon, Washington, and California.
So, every year we try to get our hands on one of them for Tavour. But this year, something incredible happened — for the first time ever, we managed to snag THREE different variants!
Move quickly enough on today’s stash, and you can get all three. These Barrel-Aged brews aren’t just Most Premium — they’re Most MOST Premium!
Most MOST Premium Bourbon Barrel Aged (2021) - 12% ABV
To capture the warming layers of oaky vanilla, caramel, and cocoa in this brew, the Gigantic crew blended beers that were aged in Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels. Every sip allows you to sink into nuances of baking spice, molasses, and tanned leather, and it only becomes more mellow if you stash it in the cellar.
Most MOST Premium Rye Barrel Aged (2021) - 12% ABV
Aged in American Rye Whiskey Barrels, this variant delivers woody cinnamon flavors mingled with earthy whispers of Mexican chocolate and brown sugar. The boozy warmth is present throughout, making each sip like wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket of craft excellence.
As @Ron S. says, “Most MOST spicy rye boozy goodness.”
Most MOST Premium Scotch Barrel Aged (2021) - 12% ABV
For this dry and woody variant, the brewers went with top-shelf Islay and Highland Scotch Whiskey Barrels. The finished brew is delightfully complex, with notes of dark chocolate and fresh-ground espresso upfront easing into oaky vanilla, pie spice, and a whiff of clove. Is this variant the most Most MOST Premium of all? You decide!
While you could do a side-by-side tasting to explore all of the complex differences between each of these special brews, we recommend dedicating an evening for each one. Once you get a sip, we’re certain you’ll want to savor the whole bottle.
*Like the label art? They’re custom designs by Frank Kozik, an artist known throughout the music world for his poster work for Nirvana, The White Stripes, Beastie Boys, Green Day, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more!
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Trying to pin point it, but I feel like this year’s edition wasn’t as good as previous editions. Get the bourbon taste, but not much else.
bad batch. drain pour
Big time notes of cocoa, then you get that splash of bourbon. 🍻🥃🍫
I never rate a beer this high. So spectacular. Boozy and not too sweet.
Solid BBA stout with nice barrel character and boozy heat. A stand up triple for sure!
sweet and booooozy and delish
a nice take on the barrel aging process. the rye whiskey really makes a nice balanced approach and rounds out this wonderful stout.
A little too thin on the mouthfeel for the style, but a very nice experience. Very little ‘alcohol burn’. Cocoa and a hint of vanilla soften the edges.
boozy and thin is not a good combination
party in my mouth