Black as night and every bit Imperial, this RIS was originally launched to tremendous accolades. Aged in Whiskey barrels, this barrel aged version meshes the rich chocolates and the coffee-like aromatics with the sweet whiskey nose and drying character of the oak. Slightly behind on the palate are the hops, held in restraint by the wonderfully full mouth-feel and broad flavors brought on by the perfect blend of so many malted barley varieties. Ready to enjoy now and perfect for extended cellaring.

ABV
10.6%
IBU
67
Malts:
Pale Ale, Chocolate, Caramel 60 & 80, Black Malt, Roasted Barley, Victory
Hops:
Chinook, Columbus, Cascade, Liberty
Pairs Well:
N/A
Release Dates:
January 2017 & May 2019

Packages Available:

500ml Bottle
1/6 BBL Kegs

Awards

 

  • Prior to Barrel Aging: 2009 US Open Beer Championship – Silver Medal – Imperial Stout
  • 2010 United States Open Beer Championship – Gold Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
  • 2010 United States Open Beer Championship – Judges Award – Most Creative Flavor
  • 2010 World Beer Championships Gold Medal – Imperial Stout
  • 2011 World Beer Tasting Championship – Regional Champion – Imperial Stout
  • 2011 North American Beer Awards – Gold Medal – Wood Flavored Beer
  • 2011 United States Open Beer Championship – Gold Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
  • 2012 United States Beer Tasting Championship – Regional Champion – Imperial Stout
  • 2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout
  • 2012 United States Open Beer Championship – Bronze Medal – Wood/Barrel Imperial Stout
  • 2013 United States Open Beer Championship – Bronze Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
  • 2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition –Gold Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout
  • 2014 18th Annual Great International Beer Competition – Bronze Medal – Strong Beer
  • 2015 United States Open Beer Championship –  Bronze Medal    – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout