The ship has sailed in once again, as COAST‘s barrel-aged Blackbeerd imperial stout is returning.
Starting Tuesday, the 9.3% stout will be available at the brewery on draft only. The beer will be bottled next week. Expect the announcement of a release date soon.
This will be the second version in a row aged in Blanton’s bourbon barrels for a year. The November 2012 release – considered by many to be the best yet – was also aged in Blanton’s barrels. The brewery says to expect more oak and less bourbon this time around. The beer has previously been aged in Jack Daniel’s and Buffalo Trace barrels, and then a blend of the two.