Future Mountain Silhouette 2019

Future Mountain

Published July 6, 2019

A silhouette might typically be thought of as a simple two-dimensional imprint of a far more complex world, but that charge can’t be levelled against Future Mountain’s beer of the same name. Instead, the bourbon barrel-aged imperial oatmeal stout is a deeply complex affair, one in which underlying flavours keep slowly rising to the top and making themselves known.

Instead of being a cardboard cut-out, it’s an incredibly smooth and velvety beer, pouring thick and abyss-like. To start with there’s a brown sugar aroma that transforms into a burnt sugar meets caramel character, thanks to the molasses added during the brewing process. As it warms, this is joined by chocolate and dark fruits, which then pass on to earthy and woody notes, vanillin oak, and the distinct bourbon aroma that blankets the beer.

Will Ziebell

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Launching at the brewery on July 6

Future Mountain

703-707 Plenty Road
VIC 3073

Regular events

Thursday Specials: $8 pints of saison, farmhouse ales
Saturdays: Brewery tours between 1pm and 4pm

Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 9pm
Friday: 4pm to late
Saturday: midday to late
Sunday: midday to 7pm