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Posted September 3, 2013 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts
 
 

Bourbon Barrel Stouts

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parabola firestone walker 2013

Something magical happens when you age a rich and roasty stout in oak bourbon barrels. A new complex layer of flavors blends into the beer, which can include; oak, bourbon, vanilla, black licorice, and coconut. Longer aging period smooth out the flavors creating incredibly flavorful and complex beers. Some of the most highly sought after craft beers are Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts.

Nearly 50 stouts aged in oak bourbon barrels to try:

Against The Grain Bo & Luke (13%, 83 IBUs) | Imperial Smoked Stout aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. Annual release. | Louisville, KY

 

AleWerks Cafe Royale (8%) | Imperial Coffee Milk Stout aged for 3 months in Virginia Gentleman bourbon barrels. Limited release. | Williamsburg, VA 

 

AleSmith Bourbon Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout (12%) | Aged for 12 months in oak bourbon barrels. Smooth and complex. Specia release. | San Diego, CA 

 

Anderson Valley Huge Arker Imperial Stout (13.5%, 88 IBUs) | Imperial Stout aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels for 6 months | Boonville, CA 

 

Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Stout (6.9%, 14 IBUs) | Oatmeal Stout aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels. Brewed with roasted barley, chocolate malt, munich malt, and oats. | Boonville, CA 

 

Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout (17.4%) | Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in bourbon barrels. Brewed with roasted barley, midnight wheat, and flaked oats. Limited Winter-Spring release. | Boulder, CO 

 

Beachwood 8 Buffalo (12%) | Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in oak bourbon barrels for 12 months. Limited release. | Long Beach, CA

 

Bell’s Black Note Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout (11.5%) | Imperial Stout aged in freshly emptied oak bourbon barrels for several months. Limited release. | Kalamazoo, MI 

 

Block 15 Super Nebula (11%) | Imperial Chocolate Stout aged in bourbon barrels with cacao nibs. Very limited release. | Corvallis, OR 

 

Bluegrass Brewing Stout Toby (9.5%, 32 IBUs) | Imperial Stout aged for two months in oak bourbon barrels. | Louisville, KY 

 

Breakside Brewery Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sour Imperial Stout (9%) | Aged in oak bourbon casks with souring lactobacillus cultures. Special limited release. | Portland, OR 

 

The Bruery Black Tuesday (15-20%, 40 IBUs) | World class Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months. Incredibly complex with notes of dark malts, caramel, vanilla, earthy oak, black licorice, and bourbon. Annual release in October. | Placentia, CA 

 

Cigar City Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (11%) | Aged in oak bourbon barrels with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, chiles, and cinnamon. Complex and flavorful. | Tampa, FL 

 

Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel-Aged Plead the 5th (12%) | Imperial Stout aged in oak bourbon barrels. Limited December release. | Marshall, MI 

 

De Struise Black Damnation V (26%) | Super-strength Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Special release. | Belgium 

 

Elevation Oilman (11%, 50 IBUs) | Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels from Breckenridge Distillery. Special release. | Poncha Springs, CO

 

Fifty Fifty Brewing Eclipse (9.5%) | Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in bourbon barrels. Annual December release. | Truckee, CA 

 

Firestone Walker Parabola (13%, 82 IBUs) | World class Russian Imperial Stout aged for 12 months in bourbon barrels. Brewed with eight types of malts and oats. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, and coconut. Annual release in April. | Paso Robles, CA 

 

Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin (8.5%, 33 IBUs) | Oatmeal Stout aged in fresh bourbon barrels. Brewed with 6 different malts and oats. Limited September release. | Paso Robles, CA 

 

Foothills Bourbon Barrel Sexual Chocolate (9.8%) | Imperial Stout aged in oak bourbon barrels and flavored with cocoa. Annual release. | Winston-Salem, NC

 

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (10.6%) | Very limited Backstage Series release. Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout aged in bourbon barrels previously used for storing maple syrup. | Grand Rapids, MI 

 

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (11.2%, 70 IBUs) | World class Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout. Flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, coconut, and bourbon. Annual April release. | Grand Rapids, MI 

 

Full Sail Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (9.6%, 40 IBUs) | Aged of 12 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels from Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, and Four Roses. Limited February release. | Hood River, OR 

 

Goose Island Bourbon County (14.3%, 60 IBUs) | Imperial Coffee Stout brewed with roasted barley, chocolate malt, munich malt, and coffee. Limited annual release. | Chicago, IL 

 

Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout Stout (9%) | Imperial Stout aged in oak bourbon barrels. Annual January release. | Cleveland, OH 

 

Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra (16%, 85 IBUs) | Strong Russian Imperial Stout aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels for 8 months. Brewed with maple syrup. Limited release. | Redlands, CA 

 

Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo (10.3%, 55 IBUs) | Imperial Coffee Stout aged for 12 weeks in oak bourbon barrels with Sidamo Ethiopian coffee. Limited release. | Richmond, VA 

 

Joseph James Bourbon Barrel RIS (9.5%, 70 IBUs) | Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Special release. | Henderson, NV 

 

Kern River Bourbon Barrel Stout | Aged for 12 months in bourbon barrels. Limited special release. | Kernville, CA 

 

Knee Deep Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout (9.4%) | Aged in oak bourbon barrels. Limited special release. | Lincoln, CA 

 

Lakewood Brewing Bourbon Barrel Temptress (9.1%, 50 IBUs) | Imperial Milk Stout aged in oak bourbon barrels. Seasonal Winter release. | Garland, TX 

 

McAuslan St-Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout (9.2%, 84 IBUs) | Aggressively hopped. Aged in oak bourbon barrels. | Quebec, Canada 

 

Midnight Sun Berserker Imperial Stout (12.7%, 30 IBUs) | Brewed with maple syrup and molasses. Aged in oak bourbon barrels for several months. | Anchorage, AK 

 

Mission Brewery Barrel-Aged Dark Seas (11.3%, 75 IBUs) | Imperial Stout aged for 20 months in Four Roses bourbon barrels. Special release. | Holland, MI 

 

New Holland Dragon’s Milk (10%, 31 IBUs) | Imperial Stout aged for 3 months in oak bourbon barrels. Special release. | Holland, MI 

 

Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper (10%) | Imperial Stout aged for 9 months in oak bourbon barrels. Special Winter release. | San Marcos, CA 

 

Prairie Noir (9%) | Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in oak bourbon barrels. | Krebs, OK 

 

Revolution Deth’s Tar (10%, 40 IBUs) | Russian Imperial Stout aged in four types of bourbon barrels. September 2013 release. | Chicago, IL 

 

Revolution Very Mad Cow (9.7%, 30 IBUs) | Imperial Milk Stout aged in Woodford Reserve oak bourbon barrels. Limited release. | Chicago, IL 

 

Schlafly Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (10.5%, 40 IBUs) | Aged in freshly emptied oak bourbon barrels. Regular release. | St. Louis, MO 

 

Smuttynose Zinneke Belgian Stout (8.4%, 50 IBUs) | Aged in oak bourbon barrels. Fermented with Belgian ale yeast. Limited release. | Portsmouth, NH 

 

Stone Farking Wheaton W00t Stout  (13%, 65 IBUs) | Imperial Stout brewed with pecans and partially aged in oak bourbon barrels. Special Summer 2013 release. | Escondido, CA 

 

Three Floyds Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Lord (15%) | Russian Imperial Stout aged for months in oak bourbon barrels. Annual April release. | Munster, IN 

 

Voodoo Pappy Van Winkle Black Magick (12.5%) | Imperial Stout aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. Very limited release. | Meadville, PA 

 

Weasel Boy Bourbon Barrel Anastasia (9%, 75) | Imperial Stout aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for 6 months. Special release. | Zanesville, OH

 

Weyerbacher Heresy (8%) | Imperial Stout aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Limited February release. | Easton, PA 

 

Wicked Weed Vixen (7.5%, 30 IBUs) | Stout aged for 3 months in bourbon barrels with orange zest and cacao nibs. Limited release. | Asheville, NC