Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Castle Rock x Emperor’s Brewery “Storming the Emperor’s Castle: BA Rhum/ Vanilla” Double Mashed Imperial Stout

Name: Storming the Emperor’s Castle: BA Rhum / Vanilla Brewers: Castle Rock Brewery, Emperor’s Brewery (United Kingdom) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 13.6% Review Year: 2021 Storming the Emperor’s Castle: BA Rhum/ Vanilla is the second barrel-aged iteration of the Imperial Stout brewed by Castle Rock Brewery in collaboration with Darth Damian …

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Bang the Elephant x Emperor’s x Abstract Jungle “HOBi-wan keNOBi Episode Two: Darkside Edition” Imperial Stout with Chocolate Hob Nobs

Name: HOBi-wan keNOBi Episode Two: Darkside Edition Brewer: Bang the Elephant Brewing Co., Emperor’s Brewery, Abstract Jungle (United Kingdom) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 11.8% Review Year: 2021 Hello there! HOBi-wan keNOBi Episode Two: Darkside Edition is pure Darkside decadence. Bang the Elephant, Damian Doherty (Emperor’s Brewery), and Abstract Jungle teamed up for …

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Wiley Roots x Wren House “Temporary Residents: Leisure World (2019)” Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Wheatwine

Name: Temporary Residents: Leisure World (2019) Brewers: Wiley Roots Brewing Company, Wren House Brewing Company (United States) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Wheatwine) ABV: 12% Review Year: 2020 Arizona meets Colorado with Temporary Residents: Leisure World (2019), a rye whiskey barrel-aged Wheatwine brewed by Wiley Roots Brewing Company and Wren House Brewing Company. Laws Whiskey …

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Great Divide “Wood Werks Barrel Series #4 Saison”

Name: Wood Werks Barrel Series #4 Saison Brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company (United States) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Saison) ABV: 9.2% Review Year: 2020 The fourth edition in the Wood Werks Barrel Series of Great Divide Brewing Company is a Saison brewed with a base that leans towards the spicier side of the style. Spelt …

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Burial “Houtenhamer (2018)” Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Name: Houtenhamer (2018) Brewer: Burial Beer Co. (United States) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 12% Review Year: 2020 This 2018 vintage of Houtenhamer, the “double” barrel-aged Imperial Stout by Burial Beer Co. (North Carolina), was unearthed in 2020. This menacing dark ale was aged initially in Bourbon barrels for six months and then racked into …

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The Finback x Bottle Logic Omura Trilogy

Omura is a massive Imperial Stout brewed by Bottle Logic Brewing (California) and Finback Brewery (New York) sometime in 2019. This behemoth was aged in Willet bourbon barrels for 10 months and manifested in three versions– Black, Orange, and White– each featuring different combinations of ingredients such as chocolate, coffee, orange, cinnamon, coconut, and almonds. …

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Bottle Logic “Reaction State 2019” Imperial Breakfast Stout

Name: Reaction State 2019 Brewer: Bottle Logic Brewing (United States) Style: Mixed-Style Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout) ABV: 12% Review Year: 2020 Reaction State 2019 is the second batch of the “Imperial Breakfast Stout” released by Bottle Logic Brewing (California). This massive dark ale, which weighs in at 12% ABV, was aged in a combination of maple syrup …

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Windswept “The Wolf of Glen Moray” Whisky Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy

Name: The Wolf of Glen Moray Brewer: Windswept Brewing Co. (Scotland, United Kingdom) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Wee Heavy) ABV: 9.2% Review Year: 2020 The Wolf of Glen Moray is a Scotch Ale/ Wee Heavy brewed by the award-winning brewery from the Scottish Highlands, Windswept Brewing Co. This Wee Heavy was aged in casks …

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Mcleod’s “Smuggler’s Bay Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale (2019)” Wee Heavy

Name: Smuggler’s Bay Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale (2019) Brewer: McLeod’s  Brewery (New Zealand) Style: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (Base Style: Wee Heavy) ABV: 8.3% Review Year: 2020 The Smuggler’s Bay Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale by New Zealand’s McLeod’s Brewery is a Wee Heavy tucked into some fresh Four Roses Bourbon casks. The Smuggler’s Bay Collection is …

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