2021 Vintage Stout 650ml

GST included.

Limited Edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

ABV:Ā 11%
Malts:Ā NZ Ale Malt, NZ Pilsner Malt, NZ Dark Crystal Malt, NZ Dark Chocolate Malt, NZ Aurora Malt, German Caramunich Malt, German Carafa Malt
Hops:Ā Pacific Jade

The 2021 Vintage Stout is the third release of our ā€˜Vintageā€™ range of yearly Barrel Aged releases.

This Imperial Stout was brewed with a ā€˜Reiteratedā€™ Double Mashing schedule, in which the second mash is mixed in with high gravity Wort from the first mash. This process allows us to extract a more concentrated sweet Wort, which feeds the yeast to create a higher alcohol brew.

A small addition of dextrose sugar in the fermenter added an extra hit of alcohol which gives this beer a warming balance to the oak tannins. We then decanted the beer intoĀ Tasmanian Whisky BarrelsĀ and left the beer to rest for ten months.

The process of Oak ageing creates a chemical reaction between the wood and the beer, in which flavour compounds such as tannins and vanillins leach into the beer, creating a rounded and complex flavour. By treating the oak barrel as an additional ā€˜ingredientā€™ weā€™ve been able to create this complex and rich brew that is perfect for winter nights, and will also cellar extremely well as it gains complexity with ageing.