Layered with UK and German chocolate malts on a Maris Otter base, this massive beer oozes chocolate, bitter cocoa, espresso and liquorice yet still manages to keep everything tight and incredibly balanced. This balancing act is part brewers’ art and part due to it lagering in a steel tank for an entire year! There is a purity to this beer that we usually don’t get to experience here with our imperial stouts, as we always barrel age them. (The battle between oak and beer can make blending a challenge at times). We have sent a portion of this brew to bourbon casks of course, but the non barrel aged version is so good it would have been a sin not to share it with you all.