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Potosi Brewing Company

Potosi Brewing Company
Slugger Barrel Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Potosi Brewing Company
Slugger Barrel Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5%
Nearly opaque brown color. Attractive, creamy, spicy aromas and flavors of caramel brownies a la mode, honeyed fruit cake, and coconut creme brulee with a velvety, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, very long delicate spices, mocha toffee, and pepper finish. A fantastically flavorful and delicious barrel aged stout that hits all the high notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy, Spicy & Complex & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: caramel brownies a la mode, honeyed fruit cake, and coconut creme brulee
Taste Flavor: delicate spices, mocha toffee, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: New York Cheesecake, Creme Brulee, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastically flavorful and delicious barrel aged stout that hits all the high notes.

The Producer

Potosi Brewing Co

The Producer
209 S Main St
Potosi, WI 53820
USA
1 608-763-4002

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