Bourbon Barrel Aged Concrete Ship Stout - Russian Imperial
Concrete Ship is our full-bodied Russian Imperial Stout, with notes of cocoa and coffee, subtle roastiness, and a silky smooth mouthfeel befitting a beer named after a sunken WWI naval folly. Instead of sinking our stout off Cape May’s Sunset Beach, we laid ours to rest in freshly dumped 7-year aged Kentucky bourbon barrels. The extended aging in these gorgeous vessels amplifies the chocolate-y undertones, with the oak character and barrel’s influence pulling out a rich, velvety texture to the beer, pairing beautifully with the subtle heat from the barrels. A blend of eight different malts give Concrete Ship a layered profile that begs to be barrel aged, so we sourced the choicest barrels to see this maiden voyage to port.