Just in time for the very-real International Stout Day, Guinness Open Gate Brewery is releasing a heavy a blended beer aged in the barrels that house delicious bourbon.
The full name: Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels. Pretty straightforward. But what exactly is in the stock ale?
Per Guinness, it’s a high gravity stout blended with a malty barleywine, resulting in a full-bodied, 10 percent ABV brew that has hints of nuts, chocolate, raisins and fruit. The brewery advises to enjoy it at a leisurely pace, which is probably good advice to not overdo it or upset your stomach.
Most importantly: there’s a lot to take in.
“When you consider all of the flavors coming from the wood of the barrels thanks to Bulleit’s subtle spice and oaky richness, there’s a lot of powerful influences to take note of and process in the final beer,” Sean Brennan, senior brewer at Guinness Open Gate, said in a statement. “As we say, it’s one to sip.”
And sip you can at the brewery in Baltimore County, where the stock ale is now on tap. Starting Nov. 15, four-packs will be available across the U.S. for $19.99