Some of you may have noticed a missing piece in our winter releases last year. A certain barrel aged dark beer was notably absent from our line up.
Well in breaking tradition we have chosen not to continue with our DB series of Russian Imperial Stouts. Instead we are bringing you Risqué, which provides an awesome journey for your palate without the addition of Margaret River grown Shiraz grapes.
This time round we filled Bourbon and French Oak barrels with a big old base Russian Imperial Stout which had a huge grist that consisted of Maris Otter, Simpson DRC, Roasted Malt Wheat, Golden Naked Oats and Pale Malt.
The beer rested on heavy additions of Tahitian vanilla, Colombian coffee from our good friends at Margaret River Roasting Co and cacao from Gabriels for a further 9 months before packaging, making this beast of a beer the smoothest drinking experience possible.
Pouring a deep, dark brown with a tan/mocha head, you are smacked with aromas of dark chocolate, heavy oak vanillins, rich banoffee driven coffee characters and dessert wine like oxidation.
The huge body and mouthfeel is supported by sticky raisins, dark espresso roast and dusty cocoa flavours. A firm but forgiving bitterness ties everything together to keep you coming back for more.
It’s fair to say that the DB Imperial Stout was quite risqué in its nature and this release will continue to push boundaries. This beer is perfect for drinking now or aging for further complexity to develop.
Ingredients: Water, Hops, Malt, Yeast, Vanilla, Coffee, Cacao