Hood River, Ore. – The 100 percent employee-owned Full Sail Brewing Co. will release 'Black Gold,' a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, in February.
According to Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster, the Imperial Stout was racked into 18 and 20 year old casks from Schenley Distillery back in January 2010.
“This extended aging presents hints of vanilla and allows the Stout to pick up the flavors of the wood, bourbon and oak. The aging combined with the robust character of the Imperial Stout make for an extraordinary and wonderful taste experience. It has a strong roasted malt character and a full body. Chocolate and caramel nuances blend with the hops for a smooth Imperial Stout,” described Emmerson.
Black Gold was awarded a silver medal at the 2009 World Beer Championships and at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival in the wood-aged strong beer category.
Black Gold checks in at 11.4% ABV and 37.5 IBU's. This special brew will be available in 22oz bottles and on draft for a limited time only.