It only took 13 months but...
Bourbon Barrel, Aged Russian Imperial Stout - 2019 is: Malty, Hoppy, Boozy, Smooth and Flavourful.
This Black Hop Down was barrel aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon Whisky barrels. TWICE. The first time, it was aged for 3 months in the barrels to capture the warming and sweet notes of the Wild Turkey Bourbon Whisky. The second time, for nine months, was to take on the chararteristics of American oak and their notes of sweet vanilla, pear, and hints of spice.
In total, it took this Russian Imperial Stout a full 13 months to perfect and give you an opening salvo of rich dark chocolate, bourbon, toffee, spices and a warming finish that is full, rich and worthy of sipping.
At 9.5%, this one is a warming sipping beer with loads of complex flavours.
Drink now or save it for a couple of years.