COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION: Placed in Barrels, November 2014, released June 2015. Draft only, 3-4 Kegs @ Harpoon Brewery, Windsor VT Aged in Bourbon Barrels acquired from Silo Distillery, about 200 yards away from Harpoon. Freshly emptied barrels were filled with Czernobog the same day.
AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A – Pitch black and oily half a finger head that faded fast. Looks oily, not too thick though
S – Smells fantastic. Tons of fudge and vanilla. Chocolate pudding and a light licorice.
T – Oily. Finish is booze and fudge. Sweet with raisin and clove. The good flavors fade pretty fast.
M – Decent mouthfeel. thin though and not a lot of lingering much of anything
O – This certainly has a lot of great Imperial Stout aspects but the base beer I remember being a bit too thin and you really can’t add body with barrel aging, in fact you’ll dilute it.