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Fremont Brewing

Fremont Brewing
2021 Spice Wars Edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal

Fremont Brewing
2021 Spice Wars Edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Ebony color. Aromas and flavors of artisan licorice, black tea, fine dark chocolate, candied ginger, lemon peel, cardamom, and bananas flambé with a velvety, lively, finely carbonated, off-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, elaborate, very long finish with notes of chocolate-covered espresso bean and raisin. A colossal, velvety Barrel Aged Imperial Stout for palate pampering.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: artisan licorice, black tea, fine dark chocolate, candied ginger, lemon peel, cardamom, and bananas flambé
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate-covered espresso bean and raisin
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A colossal, velvety Barrel Aged Imperial Stout for palate pampering.

The Producer

Fremont Brewing Co

The Producer
3409 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
USA
1 206-661-1648

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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