BBIS – our Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout – returns this Saturday with our 2019 vintage. This beer has been years in the making, and will be available on tap and in 22oz wax-dipped bottles, while supplies last, when we open The Taproom at 11am, Saturday, October 26th. You can also expect to see some special vintage kegs of BBIS on the board.
The majority of the barrels in this year’s blend have been aging for about one year, and the addition of some two year-aged BBIS into the blend adds layers of complexity. We barrel age this stout in a blend of 10- to 12-year bourbon barrels. Using the same oat-forward and British specialty malt recipe that hails back from the original version brewed in 2013, we introduced some new techniques to make the beer bigger, richer and silkier.
We believe these enhancements make this vintage one of the best yet – which is high praise for a beer that has been Grand National Champion at the United States Beer Tasting Championship, two-time Gold winner at the World Beer Championships, and winner of the Gold at the Best of Craft Beer Awards.
Warming aromas of cocoa, milk chocolate and bourbon. The sip offers a silky mouthfeel, with vanilla and rich milk chocolate mid palate. Background notes of smoke, licorice and coffee are wrapped up with some cherry liquor at the finish.