Nickelbrook's Old Kentucky Bastard Imperial Stout brewed in
Nickelbrook Brewing kicks it up a notch with their Bolshevik Bastard
Imperial Stout, aging it in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The rich chocolate,
coffee and dark fruit flavors from their Imperial Stout are married together
with the vanilla, oak and warming alcohol from bourbon barrels. Together as
one, the result is an incredible blend of aroma and taste. Drink it today,
or cellar it to enjoy later as it matures. ABV: 7.0% IBUs:70. Ingredients:
Malts include roasted barley, dark chocolate, carafra, chocolate
wheat, amber and pale. Hops include: German magnum, Nugget and English
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
Appearance: Dark Brown almost completely black, 2 finger mocha head with medium
Aroma: There is the bourbon smell with some vanilla and tones of chocolate and
coffee. The alcohol smell is noticeable partly because of the bourbon barrels
and slightly vinous. You can feel the strong toasted malts. All the smells mix
well to create a delicious smell with the malt, fruits and wood characteristic.
Taste: Very bitter at first glance, with strong coffee and roasted malts. The
alcohol is well hidden but noticeable with the bourbon. There is some Dark
chocolate, Vanilla and some dark fruits ended with a slight dryness.
Mouthfeel: Not as big in the mouth as others but it still has a big presence,
Mid to full body, creamy with a medium to low carbonation, one of the more
balanced bodies in a IS, not too heavy but not to light, bold and smooth. It has
some dryness but not very strong just enough to make you want more but keep the
Overall: Really good stuff, balanced body and good bitterness and flavor not
extremely complex but very well balanced.
Nickel Brook Brewery
John and Peter Romano, owners of Better Bitters Brewing Company (since 1992),
built the Nickel Brook micro brewery from the ground up, and since 2005, Nickel
Brook has quickly developed a reputation for having a lively and enticing line
up of beers. It is in our business to offer our customers an unrivaled
experience designed to surpass their expectations. Our accumulation of a
diversified product line partnered with superior service, has established a
loyal following in the surrounding area.
We proudly use only the finest, natural ingredients from all over the world and
brew them in small batches for the highest standard of quality.
Our purpose and objective here at Nickel Brook is to be an acknowledged market
leader in the quality and service we offer our customers in whatever community
we participate. We firmly believe that our practice of craft brewing, and
dedication to outstanding quality and thorough customer service, is what has
separated us from our competitors.