The Rusty Nail (2017)
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A Note on This Beer
You know what makes the #1 Oatmeal Stout in the World on BeerAdvocate EVEN MORE coveted and delicious? Allowing it to slumber for 32 months in a temperature-controlled cellar.
If you already happen to have a bottle of today’s The Rusty Nail 2017 stashed away in your optimized beer fridge, then you’re ahead of the game.
But for the rest of us mere craft mortals, having a chance to snag the highest-rated vintage of this once-a-year release from Seattle’s Fremont Brewing is a big FREAKIN’ DEAL!
Heck, the lucky Tavour members who scored a bottle of The Rusty Nail 2017 the first time ‘round gave it a mammoth 4.85 rating, and that was before it spent years aging in Fremont’s cellar where its leagues of decadence deepened over time.
No wonder fans outside the West Coast offer up stashes of 3 Floyds and Toppling Goliath for a chance to revel in the Bourbon-soaked glory sealed beneath its signature cherry-red wax.
Aged 15 months in 12-year-old bourbon barrels on brewer’s licorice and cassia cinnamon chips, this 12.7% ABV beast swells on the palate with layers of molasses and spices atop a smooth bourbon profile which blends together even more seamlessly after cellaring.
Rich aromas of caramelized sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla rise from its obsidian pour, giving way to a hint of woody char. With the first sip, you’ll notice each element present itself in a thick, chewy mouthfeel: dark chocolate, Bourbon-soaked raisins, vanilla, and a touch of smoky oak.
Grab a bottle or two and prepare to blow all your Stout lovin’ friends’ minds.
Because really, it’s a privilege to taste the Barrel-Aged expertise that has rocketed Fremont to national acclaim. And this is your chance to share the highest-rated The Rusty Nail vintage which is the crown jewel of their multi-award winning portfolio.
The Rusty Nail rated 100/100, #1 Oatmeal Stout in the World on BeerAdvocate; 2017 Vintage rated 4.85 on Tavour; 4.48 on Untappd
*We’ve done our best to procure as many bottles as Fremont was willing to part with, but we apologize in advance for not being able to accommodate everyone.