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Gaslight Brewery

Gaslight Brewery
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged Colossus Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
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Gaslight Brewery
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged Colossus Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Brown black color. Inviting aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits and nuts, vanilla tapioca with maple, chocolate molasses cake, and sherry-fig vinaigrette with a chewy, soft, petillant, off-dry full body and a warming, layered, long creme brulee, orange spice cake, and pink pepper on arugula finish. A wonderfully rich and warming Imperial stout with fine balance and flavor; will be great with desserts.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: caramelized fruits and nuts, vanilla tapioca with maple, chocolate molasses cake, and sherry-fig vinaigrette
Taste Flavor: creme brulee, orange spice cake, and pink pepper on arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Creme Brulee, Vanilla Gelato, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully rich and warming Imperial stout with fine balance and flavor; will be great with desserts.

The Producer

Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant

The Producer
15 S. Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
USA
1 973-762-7077

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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