Barrel-Aged Almond Cake is a bold, sumptuous imperial stout brewed with harmoniously blended dark malts and conditioned on Madagascar vanilla beans and toasted almonds. More than three years of subsequent maturation in bourbon barrels adds well-structured oak presence, mellow spirit character, and graceful smoothness.
Out of the bottle, Barrel-Aged Almond Cake pours an opaque, jet black with an inviting light brown head. Swirling the glass brings forth opulent aromas of caramel-coated almonds, vanilla cream, chocolate brownies, and wispy bourbon. Upon first sip, the palate opens with satisfying waves of almond-vanilla latte and freshly-baked chocolate confections leading to notes of dark fruit and subdued oakiness.
Soft, roasted notes balance sweeter tones with a slight, rounded bitterness. With a thick, rich mouthfeel and delicate finish, Barrel-Aged Almond Cake is a decadent dessert for any celebratory occasion.
STYLE: Imperial Stout
HOPS: Hop Extract
MALT: American 2 Row Barley, C-120, Flaked Oats, Black Patent Malt, Chocolate Malt, Munich Malt, White Wheat, C-80, Pale Malt, Caramel Malt, Beech Smoked Malt, Roasted Barley, Simpson DRC
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Toasted Almond