From East Vancouver’s Parallel 49 Brewing comes the first beer in their Barrel Aged Series aged almost 3 years the “Russian Imperial Stout”. This beer was aged over a number of months in Jack Daniel’s Barrels and was release in January 2013. The beer poured a opaque black colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of dark fruits, toffee, chocolate and a sweet finish. The flavour is of chocolate, toffee, caramel, sweet dark fruits, mild earthiness, oak, mild whiskey, anise and almost no booze notes. The alcohol content of the brew is 10.9% with an IBU of 49. I really enjoyed the beer fresh but after almost 3 years it is even better!
Commercial Description: In the 18th century, this bold, strong stout was brewed in London for the long and treacherous trip to the Imperial courts of Russia. In keeping with this stoic tradition, this whiskey-barrel aged imperial stout is warm, full bodied and fit for a Czar. Ingredients: Roasted Barley, Pale, Chocolate, Munich & Crystal Malts, Magnum & Fuggles Hops, Yeast.