Coronado Brewing Company (San Diego, California) will officially close out 2016 in style with the much-anticipated, limited release of Barrel-Aged Stupid Stout.
Returning as the year’s final release in the brewery’s Coronado Collection, Barrel-Aged Stupid Stout takes Coronado Brewing’s Seasonal release of Stupid Stout Imperial Stout to new heights thanks to “five months aging in fresh bourbon barrels from West Virginia craft distiller, Smooth Ambler.” This aging process transforms the base beer by adding complex notes of bourbon-laced vanilla to the brew’s already intense “layers of espresso, caramel, dark chocolate, and a smooth, warming finish.”
“We look forward to this release each year,” says Ryan Brooks, Brewmaster, Coronado Brewing Company. “Stupid Stout is a big, bold beer, and it gets even more complex with barrel-aging. I love how the beer picks up subtle vanilla and coconut notes from the oak.”
Barrel-Aged Stupid Stout officially released in the Tasting Room at Coronado Brewing on December 23. If you could not make the release event in San Diego, worry not because kegs and 22 oz. bottles of this small-batch, limited offering are headed out now to Florida and all other states within Coronado’s distribution network. Like all barrel-aged beers these days, Barrel-Aged Stupid Stout is sure to move quickly once it hits shelves and taps. Be sure to get yours if/when you see it. Prost!
Vital Information for Barrel-Aged Stupid Stout from Coronado Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Coronado Collection, late December 2016
Style – American Imperial Stout
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 42
Treatment – Aged for five months in Smooth Ambler Bourbon barrels
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
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