Boughs of Barley 2018: Cognac Stout - Imperial / Double
Ah, the Holiday season. Thanksgiving feasts. Christmas decorations galore. Menorahs being lit. Friends and family around a roaring fire. And maybe the unavoidable screaming match over politics or your sister’s latest idiot boyfriend. However you celebrate, the joy abounds.
That’s what Boughs of Barley is for: celebrating the season in all its glory. This brew started off big, then we made it massive. An Imperial Stout that spent a year aging in second-use Cognac barrels, you can expect a warming, roasty character and oakiness to dominate, with wisps of chocolate and sweet Cognac-laced vanilla notes coming through, especially on the finish.
Grab a bottle while it lasts, because this limited release will be gone by the time you give up on your New Year’s resolution!