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Bourbon Barrel-Aged ...Before the Dawn

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

bourbon
dark chocolate
well-kept secrets

We took our big complex imperial stout and gave it a soak in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels from Buffalo Trace, then created a just right blend. The wee hours are richer than ever. 9.4%

Story Behind the Name
It is always darkest before the dawn.
Occasion
Late night sipper. Your last beer before bed.
Official Style
Barrel-Aged Beer
Why We Don't Call It That
If you like...
Stouts, bourbon, rye, dark liquor, chocolate cake, espresso
IBUs
96
Malts
Maris Otter, Crystal, Munic, Roast, Special B
Hops
Northern Brewer
Yeast
English Ale
Color
Black
Aromas & Flavors
Raisins, dried plums, intense coffee
Key Comparisons
It’s higher in alcohol, bigger and more full bodied than Black; makes all of the chocolate and vanilla present in ...Before the Dawn even more prominent
Other Notes
Made without coffee or chocolate, this big, rich and complex beer that you can still have several of. The kind to be enjoyed in the wee hours, when it’s always darkest, but gets you thinking about what’s ahead. This big, rich and complex beer tastes of espresso, dried figs, and dark chocolate. The kind to be enjoyed in the wee hours, when it’s always darkest, but gets you thinking about what’s ahead.