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Birds Fly South

Birds Fly South
Wolves in the Piano Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Birds Fly South
Wolves in the Piano Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Medium brown color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate graham crackers, dark berry preserves, caramel buttercream, and clay with a medium body and a medium coffee with cream, roasted nuts, berries in chocolate mousse, and pepper finish. A thick and chewy imperial stout to warm a cold winter night.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & rich & heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate graham crackers, dark berry preserves, caramel buttercream, and clay
Taste Flavor: coffee with cream, roasted nuts, berries in chocolate mousse, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A thick and chewy imperial stout to warm a cold winter night.
The Producer

Birds Fly South Ale Project

The Producer
1320 Hampton Ave
Greenville, SC 29601
USA
1 864-412-8825
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