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2012 Top 10 Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stouts in the United States


This Top Ten List of Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stouts is from the results of the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup.

      
1. Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing
2. Black Betty Imperial Stout - Nebraska Brewing
3. Silent Night Imperial Stout - Mother Earth Brewing
4. Bourbon Murder, Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
5. 2010 Bourbon Barrel Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout, Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, NC
6. Grand Inquisitor, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Wilmington, DE
7. Aged BORIS The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout, Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Co., Akron, OH
8. Great Grandfather Raven, Black Raven Brewing Co., Redmond, WA
9. The Event Horizon, Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory, NC
10. Founders KBS - Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan
 

Dragon's Milk Ale Aged in Oak Barrels by New Holland Brewing

 
Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout

A wood/barrel-aged strong stout is any of the traditional stronger stout styles or unique experimental stout that has been aged for a period of time in a wooden barrel or in contact with wood that meets the criteria for alcoholic strength shown below. For purposes of this competition entries in this category should contain greater than 6.5% a.b.v. Wood/barrel-aged strong stouts will be characteristically dark. Entries are aged with the intention of imparting the particularly unique character of the wood and/or what has previously been in the barrel. New wood character is often characterized as a complex blend of vanillin and unique wood character but wood aged is not necessarily synonymous with imparting wood flavors. Used sherry, bourbon, scotch, port, wine and other barrels are often used, imparting complexity and uniqueness to beer. Ultimately a balance of flavor, aroma and mouthfeel are sought with the marriage of new beer with wood and/or barrel flavors. Primary character of the beer style may or may not be apparent. Examples of wood/barrel-aged strong stout styles include but are not limited to stronger versions of wood/barrel-aged foreign stout, British- or American-style Imperial stout, other strong stout styles, or other strong beer styles blended with stout that meet the criteria for alcohol content. To allow for accurate judging the brewer must provide additional information about entries in this category. Comments could include classic strong stout style and/or other styles blended with stout (if any) being aged in wood, type of wood used (new or old, oak or other wood type), previous liquids in the barrel if any (port/ whiskey/ wine/ sherry/other), or achieved character. Beer entries not accompanied by this information will be at a disadvantage during judging.
Original Gravity: Varies with style
Final Gravity (ºPlato): Varies with style
Alcohol by Volume : >6.5%
Bitterness (IBU): Varies with style
Color SRM (EBC): 40+ (80+ EBC)
 





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