Holgate Brewhouse Barrel-Aged Stout 2015

Holgate Brewhouse

Released July 28th, 2016

Given how many different beers they've released in their 17 years – straightforward lagers, English and American style ales, Belgians big and small, sours and more – it's quite something that Holgate Brewhouse reached this point without a stout to its name. Perhaps when you've got a porter in your arsenal that has been loved the country over for years on end, there's no real need. And, perhaps, when you do decide it's time, you feel it should be done with a bang.

Certainly, there's been no holding back with this winter release from Holgate Brewhouse. The beer was initially brewed last year by two brewers then new to the team. They were given a pair of American oak barrels to play with and opted to fill them with a hearty stout. After three months on oak, the beer was given another nine to condition in bottle.

The finished beer weighs in at 8.8 percent ABV and ticks a lot of the typical big stout boxes, be that its big body or its blend of dark chocolate, roast and liquorice characters. Where it stands out, however, is in the impact of those three months in oak, which has lent the beer a really distinctive toasted coconut quality.

The label art, for those who like to know such things, was designed by local artist Amanda Santamaria.

Style
Barrel-Aged Stout
ABV
8.8%
Name
Holgate Brewhouse
Address

79 High Street
Woodend
VIC 3442

Phone
Hotel, Bar and Restaurant: (03) 5427 2510 Brewery Sales: (03) 54 273 522
Open Hours

PUB:
Mon: 2pm til late (Mon Public Holidays ' midday til late) Tues to Sun: midday til late
TAPROOM:
11am to 5pm daily

Tours

By appointment only

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