This post is a continuation of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary. Over the course of 2015, I drank at least one new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. This year I may deviate from the diary format in some posts, hoping to concentrate more on the locations and the breweries I am enjoying. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary.
Day 874: May 23, 2017
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Producer: Brouwerij De Molen
Alcohol content: 11%
Bottle size: 0.33cl bottle
Purchased from: De Caigny, Essen, Belgium
Hel & Verdoemenis Bruichladdich BA – Brett by Brouwerij De Molen 🇳🇱. 11% ABV Russian Imperial Stout aged six months on a Whisky barrel before adding a brettanomyces strain. Very strong peaty aroma. Dark red fruit, seeet, and spicy. Green hops and dark coffee bitter flavor. Eventually leaning towards anise. Thick, almost syrupy and drying finish. I enjoyed this one more than I thought, especially as it breathed.