Author: Jason C

Jay’s Pick: Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout

Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout ABV: 10.6%  IBU: 60 Like the classic version, this (Stone Espresso) Odd Year edition was brewed in the authentic, historical style of an imperial Russian stout, but with the addition of several hundred pounds of espresso beans from our friends at Ryan Bros. Coffee. Layers of flavor and complexity augment an already enigmatic brew, leaving this darkly delicious libation positively brimming with deep, rich espresso flavors that meld beautifully with the roasty bitterness of the dark malts. (courtesy of...

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Jay’s Pick: Founders Doom Imperial IPA

Founders Doom Imperial IPA ABV: 10%  IBU: N/A “Doom is one of those beers that we’ve talked about releasing ever since we started the Backstage Series,” says Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “It’s hop heavy. It’s barrel-aged. It’s unapologetic. It’s the definition of a Founders beer.” (courtesy of foundersbrewing.com)...

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Port Brewing Old Viscosity Ale

Port Brewing Old Viscosity Ale ABV: 10.5%  IBU: N/A Code named by our brewers-”The Big Black Nasty,” this is monstrous dark ale is brewed to no particular style. Thick and sludgy like oil from the crankcase of a wheat threshing combine, Old Viscosity blurs the boundaries of Porter, Stout, Old Ale and Barleywines… (Old Viscosity) yields an incredibly rich and luscious ale that reveals chocolate and cocoa notes melded to silky body of burnt wood, vanilla and ash. (courtesy of...

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Bell’s Black Note Stout

Bell’s Black Note Stout ABV: 11.5%  IBU: N/A Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout and ages the combination in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The resulting harmony of flavors captures the finest features of all three components: malty notes of dark chocolate, espresso & dried fruits, all buoyed by the warmth and fragrance of the bourbon barrel. (courtesy of...

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