Posted February 18, 2016
Great Lakes releases barrel-aged Imperial Solstice Stout, Tank Ten favs
Toronto – Great Lakes Brewery will introduce its new Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Solstice Stout on Friday February 19, 2016. It will be available alongside the return of THRUST! an IPA and Apocalypse Later Imperial Black IPA of its Tank Ten Series.
Aged one-year in Bourbon barrels, the Imperial Solstice Stout measures at 11.9% ABV with 60 IBUs brewed on the first day of Spring 2015, barreled on Summer Solstice and bottled on Winter Solstice.
“It pours midnight black with a tight (and we mean tight) mocha tan head. Menacing indeed,” describes Great Lakes. “Aromas of charcoal, vanilla, treacle, espresso and alcohol leap from the glass with each gentle swirl. The first drink offers a reminder of the girth of this beer, as notes of bourbon, chocolate, molasses and fig pack a wallop. Each subsequent sip leads to newfound discoveries of vanilla and coffee, wood and anise. Velvety smooth yet noticeable boozy, this full-bodied stout packs a delicate balance between sweetness, bitterness and barrel. Well rounded, complex and dangerous. Best enjoyed with friends and enemies alike.”
It goes on sale tomorrow at 10am at the Great Lakes retail store in 650ml bottles for $14.95 each.