Otherside’s barrel projects continue with a seasonally appropriate, imperial stout release; certainly more seasonally appropriate than the last bourbon barrel-aged number from them: the BBA Scotch Ale released during Christmas week in 2018 as Perth temperatures hit 41C...
Aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon and rye barrels as well as Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for good measure, the stave contact has imbued a gripping oak prickle and licks of vanilla rather than any high-end Kentucky moonshine influence. Head brewer Rhys Lopez says: “The majority of the stout was in for about two months but it was back blended with the previous years’ stout, which had been in for twelve months.”
Aromas of melted dark chocolate and coffee rise from the black chocolate, coffee, deep toffee and roasted malt with Centennial and Cascade hops providing a subtle bitter orange undercurrent.
- Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
- 70 IBU