Double Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Finally, introducing Decade One, a blend of double barrel aged imperial stouts and the culmination of ten years of obsessing over the brewing, aging, and adjuncting of well-made beer. Barrel aged for a year and then transferred again into freshly dumped spirits barrels to age additional months atop a blend of whole vanilla beans, Decade One is a showcase of the brands and techniques that have forged our barrel program.
From our initial brand, Maple Shade, we chose Maple Bourbon barrels that were racked into 13-year 1792 Bourbon barrels containing rich, buttery Madagascar vanilla beans. Inspired by Vanilla Shade and its intense aromatics, we combined New Riff Bourbon and Willet 4-year barrels and moved them into Elijah Craig 8-year and Willet 6-year barrels both containing Ugandan and Ecuadorian vanilla evoking a sugary, chocolate delight. Lastly, we paid homage to Caribbean Shade by the addition of Weller Bourbon and Four Roses OBSK barrels racked into Spiced Rum and Henry McKenna 8-year barrels. Both contained pounds of oily Tahitian vanilla beans joining the fresh spice and fruity notes of aged rum.