Topic Archives: Imperial Stout

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Oskar Blues Brewing

Coffee double barrel-aged Oskar Blues JAHVanilla Ten Fidy debuts in April

Oskar Blues JAHVanilla Ten-Fidy

Ten-Fidy has a pretty epic reputation in craft beer. This April, you are going to see it a whole new way, in the form of Oskar Blues JAHVanilla.

This edition of Ten-Fidy is a blend of bourbon barrel-aged stout and double bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, with HotBox Roasters cold brew coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans. The brewery aged it slightly until the flavors blended well. Last year’s release was not blended with the double-barrel.

“The blending of double-barrel aged FIDY and barrel-aged FIDY this year is pretty special. It adds to the complexity and depth of JAHvanilla. Then we hit it with premium vanilla and cold brew and the beer hulks out with flavor.” Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations

Oskar Blues JAHvanilla Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy Imperial Stout will only available in the brewery’s Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina taprooms on April 20th.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Vanilla Beans. Coffee.)
Availability: 19.2 Cans
Debut: 4/20/19

14.3% ABV

Posted in New Releases, The Bruery

The Bruery Icky Thump, a Mikerphone Brewing collab hits Cali

The Bruery Icky Thump

It started in Chicago, and now California has their shot at a taste. The Bruery Icky Thump, a collaboration with Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing debuts in the Sunshine State.

“A massive imperial stout” pretty much sums up this release, which was initially brewed with California-based Portola Coffee Chicago. Incidentally, for the Cali release, The Bruery used Chicago coffee, from Tugboat Coffee.

Our version of Icky is a silky, creamy, coffee bomb of a beer… – The Bruery

The Bruery Icky Thump is available in 16-ounce cans and draft starting March 20th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee.)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 3/20/19

11% ABV

Image: The Bruery

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This

Hi-Wire’s next pastry stout: Salted Maple 10W-40

Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40

Imperial stout fans, look to Asheville, North Carolina. Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40 Imperial Stout debuts Friday

This series started with 10W-40 Imperial Stout, so named because the chocolate, coffee, and vanilla heavy stout pours like motor oil.

Never resting, Hi-Wire has released more variants of 10W-40, including Horchata, German Chocolate Cake, and even a Barrel-aged 10W-40. This beer is quickly becoming a state “stout icon”.

RELATED: HI-WIRE 10W-40 IMPERIAL STOUT

Up next – Salted Maple 10W-40. This edition takes the imperial stout base and combines maple syrup, pink sea salt, vanilla beans, chocolate, and lactose milk sugar. Sounds like a chocolatey salt maple candy.

Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40 will be available in limited 16-ounce cans on Friday, March 8th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate. Vanilla Beans. Maple Syrup. Lactose. Pink Sea Salt.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
Debut: 3/8/19

?? ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts

ADJUNCT FREE: Creature Comforts Creature Stout

Creature Comforts Creature Stout

Creature Comforts Creature Stout, debuts Friday, March 8th. 

What’s the standout with this new release? It’s an adjunct-free imperial stout. No lactose, vanilla beans, or chicken wings. Just a “roasty, complex” imperial stout.

Creature Comforts Creature Stout will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft at the brewery on March 8th, starting at 3pm

Style: Imperial Stout
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 3/8/19

8% ABV

Image: Creature Comforts

Posted in Coming Soon, New Holland Brewing

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Maple

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Maple

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Maple, along with Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie, are two new potential Dragon’s Milk variations coming in the near future.

The “Reserve Series” is home to variations of the brewery’s Dragon’s Milk, a barrel-aged imperial stout. The beer is aged in New Holland Spirits bourbon barrels. These variations include Banana Coconut, S’mores, Mexican Spice Cake, Vanilla Chai Spice, even the extremely addictive Rum Barrel Coconut.

On deck – Dragon’s Milk Reserve Maple, an 11% alcohol by volume maple heavy edition. Neither Oatmeal Cookie or Maple have been officially announced by the brewery.

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Maple is a 12-ounce bottle and draft limited release. TBA.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Maple. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

11% ABV

 

Posted in Coming Soon, New Holland Brewing

Future Dragon: New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie, a new variant on the year-round barrel-aged imperial stout is on the horizon.

A few years ago the brewery starting brewing up variations of their well-loved barrel-aged imperial stout, Dragon’s Milk. To date, we’ve seen versions like Chocolate Orange, Banana Coconut, and even Smores. Now it looks like an Oatmeal Cookie variant is on the way.

If history tells us anything, expect cinnamon, cloves oats, and even raisin flavors, complimenting the vanilla and chocolate background of Dragon’s Milk.

READ MORE: DRAGON’S MILK RESERVE SERIES

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie will be available in 12-ounce bottles and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cinnamon. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. )
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

11% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Wild Leap Brew Co.

Think Cracker Jacks with a hangover: Wild Leap Prize Inside Stout delivers

Wild Leap Prize Inside can

Wild Leap Prize Inside Cracker Jack Stout hits shelves, where the beer IS the prize inside.

This new imperial stout is basically the boozy beer equivalent of Cracker Jacks. The stout is brewed with peanuts, caramel, and caramel malt. Think of it like that childhood box of popcorn, but with a potential for a hangover with overindulgence.

The prize inside? It’s the beer for sure. So many of these dessert-inspired imperial stouts go overboard with the flavor semblances to their sugary inspirations. Wild Leap opted for a more subtle flavor, and in our opinion that makes a better beer. After each sip of Prize Inside, you are left with a lingering aroma of the iconic caramel popcorn, leading you ready for another sip. It’s not cloying, heavy, or overwhelming. (And pairs perfectly with real Cracker Jacks, BTW.)

Wild Leap Prize Inside is available in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Peanuts. Caramel.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Early February 2019

8.5% ABV, 30 IBUs