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5 Seasons Westside Jay D. Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Porter


Brewed by 5 Seasons Westside
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter | Ratings: 3 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: -
Vintage 6.25.10

Our Imperial Porter is a dark, robust, malty, full-bodied beer with just enough hops to provide structure. Notes of chocolate, cocoa, and light caramel make up the thick middle of this beer.

In honor of Jack Danielís 160th birthday, the distillery provided us with two premium whiskey barrels in order to age this beer. The beer sat in the barrel for about 7 months pulling out those beautiful whiskey flavors and the American oak from the barrel. The whiskey layers wonderfully with the dark malts in the beer, while the oak adds structure to this robust beer. We then bottle conditioned the beer with a Belgian yeast from a Trappist monastery. That adds a slight, yet noticeable, backdrop of fruity notes. As the beer continues to age in the bottle it will develop even more fruity, port-like characteristics.

Grain: English Maris Otter, Chocolate malt, Roasted barley, Victory, flaked barley, flaked oats, wheat

Hops: Cascade, Willamette, Hallertau

OG: 20.1 Plato

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