Most breweries are getting ready for the summer and releasing light pilsners and hefeweizens. Not Powell though, they decided to mark the onset of spring by releasing a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout and I salute them for it!
This bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout is black as night with aromas of dried stone fruits, shaved chocolate and bourbon. The rich malt body is complemented by roast flavours of dark chocolate, vanilla, cherry, dried figs, and a subtle hint of molasses.
The beer will be released today at 2 pm in the Powell Brewery tasting room and bottles will begin shipping to select liquor stores in Vancouver this week.
Stats: 9.9% ABV; 59 IBUs