Barrel Aged Bison Imperial Stout


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Barrel Aged Bison Imperial Stout

On December 17th we’ll be releasing the first of our barrel aged beers. Six months ago we brought in a set of bourbon barrels from Kentucky and brewed up a batch of our Imperial Stout – Bison. It’s a remarkable beer with tons of chewy, roast, dark malted notes that range from prune and raisin all the way through chocolate and coffee. It takes 11 malts to create all the roasted notes that dominate the nose and each one adds a layer of complexity. When we sat around talking about the first beer to go into a barrel there was no question that Bison was the top of heap.

The difficult part is judging time in the barrel. Too short and the boozy, alcoholic warmth doesn’t have time to melt in. Too long and some of the beautiful oaky character can start to diminish. So here we stand, six months after the beer went in and it’s finally ready. The vanilla and oak blend in with the roasted notes in the nose to give you the sensation of a dark, roasted bourbon but once it hits the palate, all the notes slide toward the malt register. Coffee, chocolate, raisin and caramel dominate while the body coats your tongue and lingers as it warms.

It’s a classic barrel aged stout and our supplies are tragically limited. We’ll be releasing it on the Saturday, December 17th alongside an un-oaked batch of Bison – both available in 22 oz. bottles. There will be no growler fills of the Bourbon Barrel Aged Bison so it will only be available in 22 oz. and on draft. A very limited number of bottles will be released into Columbus on the 19th of December but if you want a shot at a bottle we’d definitely recommend coming out to us on the 17th.

All the details:

  • Saturday, December 17
  • Doors open at 12 PM
  • BBA Bison – 22 oz. bottle, $13.99, limit 2 per person
  • Bison – 22 oz. bottle, $9.99, no limits
  • First 25 people get a limited edition Bison poster
  • Special Bison t-shirts
  • Hogg’s Head Blue Smoke BBQ providing the grub
  • Special Bison casks while supplies last




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