The Mill Brewery The Great Russian Barrel Aged Stout 2017

The Mill Brewery

Released December 22nd, 2017

When it came time to create its first bottled beer, The Mill Brewery didn't mess around. At the height of summer, the Collingwood brewery released The Great Russian, a barrel aged stout that spent six months soaking in Lark Distillery whisky barrels.

Since the un-barrelled stout from whence it came weighed in at 8.1 percent ABV and the Lark laden equivalent registers a full 2.2 percent ABV higher, you can be sure the whisky makes itself known. Aromas of peat with a hint of woody vanilla leap from the beer, joined by classic imperial stout aromas of coffee and chocolate.

Flavour wise, we picked up a hit of dark fruit with any sweetness kept in check by a building dryness. The booze hit provides a warming quality to a beer that, though it was been released during the warmer months, has decadent Christmas pudding-esque qualities suggesting it wouldn’t be a bad option to bring along to family festivities on the big day.

It's pouring at the brewery, where you can also pick up one of a very, very, very limited number of wax-sealed bottles

Will Ziebell

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The Mill Brewery

40 Sackville Street
VIC 3066

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Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 4pm to 11pm
Saturday: 1pm to 11pm
Sunday: 1pm to 9pm

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