To celebrate 10 years of Abyss, Deschutes Brewery rolled out two new barrel-aged versions of the popular imperial stout. For how long should these new brews be aged? Should they be aged at all? We popped a couple of them open to find out.
Stacking newly canned Ragana Baltic porter against a cellared, bourbon barrel-aged version.
Stout sports lovely chocolate, coffee flavors, but the fizz is a buzzkill.
Polished aroma and taste signal it’s time to open this canned barleywine.
Some beers are better with age.
Cherry cordial, creamy vanilla drive this divine treat that could rest even longer.
Big imperial stout drinks fine now, but cellar time should make it shine.
A nearly complete change after 2 years of aging.
Stout’s smoke has mellowed; now sweetness reigns supreme.
Even though it’s Oktoberfest season, dunkels make a fine companion for fall weather.