Almanac Cold Brew Coffee Barrel Noir

Almanac Beer Company
Brewed at Hermitage Brewing Company
San Francisco, California USA
10.3% Imperial Stout | 40 Ratings | Series Seasonal |
The first in our new Barrel Noir Series, Cold Brew Coffee Barrel Noir combines three of our favorite things: coffee, bourbon and beer. We started by aging an imperial stout in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for 18 months, allowing it to mature and develop bourbon notes and oak’s natural vanilla aromas. Next, we steeped the beer with vanilla beans and Sightglass Coffee’s Banner and Finca beans to create a “cold brewed” coffee stout. The result is a rich and velvety coffee bomb. Pair with french toast, brisket, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Carbonation
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Finish
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