Following a shitty day involving not getting Grand Final tickets for the second week in a row, having some painful conversations with “stakeholders” who probably are not holding steak, I went to the gym. Having been to the gym I of course felt like a beer. As I’m having a beer I though a beer review or two would be in order, so in looking at the photo from right to left we have Mountain Goat Rare Breed Double Hightail, Little Creatures Single Batch Oatmeal stout, Brew Dog Tokyo, and my beer a coffee and Bourbon infused oak aged oatmeal stout. I wont say much about my beer other than I like it and that it was made by drunken additions to a keg of stout.
This imperial stout is brewed with copious amounts of speciality malts, jasmine and cranberries. After fermentation we then dry-hop this killer stout with a bucketload of our favourite hops before carefully ageing the beer on French toasted oak chips.
It is all about moderation. Everything in moderation, including moderation itself. What logically follows is that you must, from time, have excess. This beer is for those times. 18.2% alc 90 IBU’s
What i say ? – I really like this beer. If you see it buy it. This is a big beer but not in the line of a Russian Imperial Stout, American or English. You really don’t even notice the 18.2% booze until it hits you and you take a look at the bottle to check. That’s what I did the first time i tasted it. The bigness of the beer is hidden in the malt and softened by the oak, it adds a kind of vanilla hit to the backbone of the beer as well as adding a backbone to the structure.
Go to the brew dog website check it out these guys are awesome and get this beer! This one unlike the other two is not a seasonal but you do need to find a pretty good bottle shop to get a hold of it. Worth the $ and the effort.