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BOURBON BARREL AGED

...BEFORE THE DAWN

Bold Imperial Ale

espresso
dried figs
dark chocolate

This big, rich and complex beer is the kind to be enjoyed in the wee hours, when it’s always darkest, but gets you thinking about what’s ahead. 9.4%

Style Info

Conventionally, ...Before the Dawn is a Russian Imperial Stout, but this style name is a bit of a misnomer. Not only did Russian Imperial stouts actually originate in Britain, but the vast majority are now brewed and consumed here in the United States.

 

        THE DETAILS

  MALTS

Maris Otter, Crystal, Munich Roast, Special B

  HOPS

Northern Brewer

  YEAST

English Ale

  IBU

96

  AROMAS

Raisins, dried plums, intense coffee

THE STORY BEHIND THE BREW


You'll find no chocolate, coffee or other additives here, though your taste buds may make you think twice. This big, rich and complex beer tastes of espresso, dried figs, and dark chocolate, making it the perfect late night sipper. For this barrel aged edition, a healthy soak in Buffalo Trace bourbon and rye barrels contributes sweet, woody notes and a light booziness. It's the kind of beer to be enjoyed in the wee hours, when it’s always darkest, but gets you thinking about what’s ahead.