A journey through the woods
Second release of Basqueland’s barrel-aged beer programe Barrel Works: Barrel Works Bourbon y Barrel Works French Oak.
The gift box contains:
- Barrel Works Bourbon 11% ABV 66cl
- Barrel Works French Oak 10% ABV 66cl
- Basqueland Gold Stout exclusive glass
– The box has been reinforced to ensure product reaches destination in perfect condition.
Barrel Works Bourbon
Imperial Stout aged for 15 months in 200 liter American oak barrels from Kentucky, USA. This marks the first occasion that we have used this type of barrel at Basqueland, which spent the 4 previous years maturing bourbon before being filled with beer.
When poured, the first notes are intense bourbon aromas. These continue on the palate, and are complimented by layers of cocoa, walnuts, licorice, wood and caramel. This complexity is supported by a well-rounded body, with each sip helping illustrate the passage of time.
Barrel Works French Oak
Imperial Stout aged for 12 months in reconditioned French oak barrels. The 225 liter barrels were previously used to mature white wine made from Semillon grapes. After use, the staves were disassembled and shaved, with the barrel then undergoing a medium toasting process. This is the first time we have used this type of barrel at Basqueland.
The base beer was brewed with a blend of 8 different malts and gained a further unique complexity from its contact with the reconditioned wood. Roasted aromas of elegant chocolate give way to a palate with layers of wood, chocolate, nuts, vanilla, and raisins, leading to a long, lingering finish.
Serving temperature: 12ºC-16ºC
How to keep: Cool and dry place, away from any source of light.
Allergens: Gluten, Lactose.