Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
ABV: 11.0 IBU: 45
Kannah Creek Brewing Company Demise of Ivan
What the brewers say
“Aged for 9–12 months in bourbon oak barrels bringing out notes of tobacco, raisins, and figs, and undertones of dark cherry. Enjoy now or age for several years.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Woody, earthy, and roasty, all fairly balanced against one another. Some very dark fruit esters underneath as well as some coffee tones, slight chocolate, and roasted-malt character.”
Flavor: “The ester fruitiness dominates this beer and a subtle smoky phenolic character works okay with the roasted malt. Relatively tart malt profile, maybe even cranberry tart. The earthiness and wood tannins support the tartness once your palate acclimates. A slight vanilla sweetness shows up mid-palate and lingers. Some roast and chocolate in the back. Nice sweetness with a good finish and slight warmth.”
Overall: “ Creative take on the BA imperial stout style but in a really fun way. The unique level of tartness somehow works with everything else. The fruit character is interesting.”
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