The Mill Brewery The Great Russian Barrel Aged Stout 2017

Style
Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
ABV
10.3%

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

Published December 22, 2017

Name
The Mill Brewery
Address

40 Sackville Street
Collingwood
VIC 3066

Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 12pm to 11pm
Saturday: 12pm to 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 8pm

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