Bourbon Barrel and Cherry Brandy Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Bananas, Cacao Nibs, Walnuts, and Madagascar Vanilla - 12.1% ABV
This blended stout is made from a portion of bourbon barrel aged beer loaded with cacao nibs sourced for this project by Pierre’s Chocolates (New Hope, PA), as well as a touch of cherry brandy barrel aged stout, some of a barrel holding Madagascar vanilla beans, and a good bit of a barrel aging on in-house toasted walnuts, plus stout fermented with loads of banana in one of our mini stainless tanks.
All in all, the most adjuncts we’ve ever packed into one beer - even more this year with that touch of cherry stout. Though a mouthful, this beer presents each component with careful balance.
Notes of brûléed bananas, speckled vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate, and toasted nuts, with a cherry on top.