Have you tried Deschutes’ The Abyss yet? ‘Cause if you haven’t and you dig barrel aged imperial stouts, you’ve got to get your hands on a bottle. I busted into a bottle from their 2012 batch that I had been sitting on the other day and forgot how much I loved this beer. It’s complex as hell, offering notes of anise, big molasses flavors paired with a complex roasted malt profile all kissed with just enough bourbon and wood to make it all come together in an extremely well-integrated, flavorful beer.
What’s your favorite Imperial Stout? This one’s on my top 10.