Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coffee
The next member of our barrel-aged, small-batch Lee Hill Series of beers is almost ready for release, and its an exciting spin on an Imperial Stout. Volume 12 of our Lee Hill Series will be a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout conditioned with fresh Dragonfly Coffee Roasters coffee beans. Like our previous Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, the brewers chose to age this beer in Maryland Style Rye Whiskey barrels for four months, in cooperation with Leopold Bros. Distilling.
A Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Collaboration
A panel of brewers tasted a variety of coffee brewed with some of Dragonfly Coffee Roasters most unique beans, while also testing the aroma of the beans themselves, and settled on Dragonfly’s Dark Horse coffee beans. We aged the beer with 100 pounds of Dark Horse beans for several days, until we had just the right amount of the beans’ flavors. These stand out beans imparted robust smoke and pepper accents on an already deep beer.
Rich chocolate, toffee malt flavors and floral rye whiskey spice complement the peppery and smoky notes from the Dark Horse Coffee to deliver a buzzworthy, barrel aged experience.
This Imperial Stout weighs in at 10.8% abv and 70 IBUs. The malt character comes from English Maris Otter Malt and the subtle bitterness comes from a blend of American and English hops.
Releases Thursday, April 27th!
Join us on Thursday, April 27th from 5-9 pm for the release party at our Lee Hill tap room. Be the first to try this one on tap or snag a can for your cellar! Miller’s BBQ will also be on site serving up delicious food truck eats. 19.2 ounce cans will be available for $10 (limit 6 per person). Price goes up the next day, so be sure to pick some up while they last!