12.3% Barrel Aged Imperial Gruit
A traditional ale, spiced with Estonian herbs, caraway and juniper berries, aged in bourbon barrels.
Taste: Rich sweet malty notes come through, before being dashed through with the somehow citrusy taste of juniper berries drying by a fireplace. Earthy spices then appear, including long forgotten herbal aromas that are strangely familiar, as if remembering a childhood hike through nature, or the wild, gnarly, primeval end of your grandmothers herb garden.
As the beer warms, even the bitterness starts coming through as a rounded, medicinal quality rather than aggressive hops.
Finally, the gentle carbonation lifts the creamy notes from the bourbon barrels, adding a delicate smoothness to the beer.
Appearance: Copper red with a quickly fading beige head.
Nose: Bourbon vanilla and toffee comes through at first, joined by hints of a jammy Berry character. As the head dissipates some aromas of farmhouse bread spice start to dominate, before being joined by a sweet and spicy herbal character - rosemary, eucalyptus and more.