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Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Sweet Stout with Cherries and Cacao Nibs

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Of the many similes used to describe our journey through the mortal coil of life, our favorite includes a reference to a certain group of confectioneries wherein you’re unsure of what flavor you’ll end up with. We put our heads together with our Danish friends at Mikkeller and seized our collective destinies by deciding exactly what we’ll get: an Imperial Stout brewed with cherries and cacao nibs that’s been aged in bourbon barrels, that’s what. Boasting decadent flavors of rich dark chocolate and ripe cherries, this enormous stout evokes some of the best things that life has to offer.

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ABV

Alcohol by volume is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage.

SRM

Standard Reference Method is the color system used by brewers to specify finished beer and malt color.

IBU

International Bitterness Units scale (0-100) is a gauge of beer's bitterness.

OG

Original Gravity is a measure of the solids content originally in the wort, before alcoholic fermentation has commenced to produce the beer.

ABV

13%

SRM

40

IBU

38

OG

28

Life is Like…

Tasting Notes

Fudge and fresh-roasted espresso dominate the nose with staccato notes of vanilla beans, Bing cherries and oak punctuating. Huge and viscous on the palate, flavors of semi-sweet chocolate, blackstrap molasses and burnt sugar recede to reveal cherry jam, baking spice and alcohol warmth. Wonderfully balanced between a rich base beer, complimentary fruit flavors and a subtle but pronounced bourbon barrel quality.

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