Steamworks Brewing Co. – 2016 Imperial Stout

Steamworks Brewing Co. – 2016 Imperial Stout


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  • Beer Style: Barrel Aged, Imperial Stout
  • Brewery: Steamworks Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A complex and very delicious flavour profile

  • Cons:

    Heavy on the carbonation which changes flavour and appearance.

  • Conclusion:

    A delicious Imperial Stout with heavy carbonation

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In the first Barrel Aged Series beer from Steamworks Brewing Company comes an Imperial Stout. Aged in a combination of Jack Daniels and Woodford Reserve barrels for nearly 18 months this is a big and complex beer. Pouring from the bomber bottle the beer is black in colour and a fist full of head erupts in a looose and bubbly fashion. Settling fairly quickly for the style very light lacing is left behind on the glass. Smelling the beer it is complex and smooth but also intense with whisky-oak. The age of this beer has mellowed the intensity but remains on the strong side of things. Tasting the beer it is very bubbly on the tongue and perhaps a touch over-carbonated from being bottle conditioned. As the bubbles settle though a complex blend of bourbon oak with notes of dark cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla make their way through in a very pleasing way. There is no booziness to the flavour and the carbonation adds a bit of lightness to an otherwise heavy beer.

Alcohol – 9.5%
IBU – 60
Size – 650ml



Steamworks Brewing Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Review

Steamworks Brewing Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Review

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  1. Mike January 25, 2017

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