The Beast is a big, bold version of Henderson’s Best. Aged in first-wash Bourbon Barrels, the Beast is a huge beer at 12%. This is a single-batch, limited edition bottling in a custom painted bottle
Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Amber Ale
OG: 24 Plato
Malts: Superior Pale, Dextrin, Caramunich, Crystal 15
Hops: Bittering – Magnum, Whirlpool – Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial
Yeast: California Ale (our house strain)
Extras: Aged in Old Forester bourbon barrels for 6 months
Aroma: Toffee, vanilla, and cedar box laced with a warming alcohol nose in the background.
Appearance: Deep copper, almost light brown, streaked with crimson. Opaque. Tan-coloured, persistent head.
Taste: Sweetness upfront followed by multilayered notes of toffee, vanilla, tobacco, pencil shavings, fruit cake, figs, and toasted bread. The finish is enveloped in a bourbon-accented, alcohol warmth. Finishes long and complex.
Mouthfeel: Big bodied with a luxurious, silky, rich mouthfeel. Low to medium carbonation. Finishes smooth and warm, encouraging another sip.
Overall: A boozy, complex, malt-forward, barrel aged Imperial Amber Ale with bourbon.