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Aviator Brewing Company

Aviator Brewing Company
NIghtJump Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Aviator Brewing Company
NIghtJump Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Opaque brown black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of bbq woods, smoked cacao nibs, chocolate scented candle, and sweet peas and beans with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-long chocolate citrus and peach, peppercorn muffin, grilled bitter greens, and cedar finish. A lively imperial stout nightcap.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: bbq woods, smoked cacao nibs, chocolate scented candle, and sweet peas and beans
Taste Flavor: chocolate citrus and peach, peppercorn muffin, grilled bitter greens, and cedar
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively imperial stout nightcap.
The Producer

Aviator Brewing Company

The Producer
209 Technology Park Ln
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
USA
1 919-567-2337
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
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Serve in a Snifter
The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.
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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout