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Boyne Brewhouse

Boyne Brewhouse
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 10.8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
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Boyne Brewhouse
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 10.8%
Ebony color. Aromas of chocolate biscuits, molasses, shortbread, and vanilla cola with a satiny, bright, petillant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long leather, toffee-coated peanuts, gingerbread, dark toasted croissant, and salty espresso finish. A dry and nutty Imperial stout best served with robust beef dishes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: chocolate biscuits, molasses, shortbread, and vanilla cola
Taste Flavor: leather, toffee-coated peanuts, gingerbread, dark toasted croissant, and salty espresso
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and nutty Imperial stout best served with robust beef dishes.

The Producer

Boyne Brewhouse

The Producer
Lagavooren Platin Road, Drogheda
County Meath,
Ireland
353 -419878078

Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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