SweetWater Brewing Company announces its first barrel aged release, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.
This is the second edition from the brewery’s Cork & Cage series, a high-gravity, small-batch lineup that includes barrel-aged beers, sours and wild ales.
The Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is a rich, full-bodied imperial stout with notes of chocolate and bourbon, the company says. It also has a velvety mouthfeel, robust dark chocolate and vanilla aroma, and flavors of roasted malt and char. The malt blend is 2 Row, Munich, 70/80, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Black, with Columbus hops.
A big beer at 11.2%, this is the highest ABV creation SweetWater will release this year.
The suggested retail price is $14-$16.