Black as night and every bit Imperial, this RIS was originally launched to tremendous accolades. Going further, this Stranahan’s Whiskey barrel aged version meshes the rich chocolates, the coffee-like aromatics with the sweet whiskey nose and drying character of the oak. Slightly behind on the palette are the hops — held in restraint by the wonderfully full mouthfeel and broad flavors brought on by the perfect blend of so many malted barley varieties.
Style: Imperial Stout (barrel aged)
Taste Expectations: Vanilla, dark fruits, oak. Chocolate & coffee.
Availability: 750 ml bottles. Draft.