Burnley Brewing Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Burnley Brewing

Released September 17, 2020

Every brewery should have a barrel program. That’s not business advice, rather just personal preference. Burnley Brewing have welcomed theirs into the world with the Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, a 9.8 percent ABV jet black beer that spent six months – or the length of two lockdowns, as us Melburnians would say – in American whiskey barrels ready for release in spring 2020.

Along with its impenetrably dark colour and brown head, the aromas that leap off the beer jump from roasted espresso to a fruitier more cherry ilk, one which edges quite close to Black Forest chocolate. Speaking of which, there's plenty of rich chocolate within the beer's smooth and velvety texture, along with a slight herbal character and, like the brewery’s Dry Stout, it finishes quite, well, dry.

Will Ziebell

Style
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
ABV
9.8%
Name
Burnley Brewing
Address

648 Bridge Road
Richmond
VIC 3121

Phone
(03) 9429 3042
Open Hours

Midday to late

Tours

Brewery tours daily

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