Hammer Oak Aged Imperial Stout – Phillips Brewing Company

From Phillips Brewing Company in Victoria BC comes their “Hammer Oak Aged Imperial Stout”.  The beer pours a deep opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of vanilla, oak, roasted malts, toffee and licorice.  The flavour is of vanilla, oak, roasted malts, toffee, licorice, ash, coffee and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.3%.  Not as heavy as some imperial stouts but it packs great flavour punch still.

Commercial Description:  Pours a deep earthy brown colour with a caramel-coloured head. Aromas of sweet bourbon and vanilla lead to a full-bodied, roasted flavour profile wrapped in soft bourbon with hints of dark chocolate.