The Rusty Nail
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Licorice and Cinnamon Bark
The Rusty Nail begins life as The First Nail, an oatmeal stout of epic proportions with brewer’s licorice, smoked barley, and pale malt and is then aged on cinnamon bark. She becomes The Rusty Nail after spending 15 months in 12-year old bourbon barrels. The Rusty Nail pounds your palate, challenges your perception of all that you’ve known of beer, and leaves you wanting … another sip. “A ﬁne beer may be judged by one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” – VWP.
Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Midnight Wheat, Flaked Oats, Roast Barley, and Smoked malts with Magnum and US Golding hops, and brewer's licorice and cassia cinnamon chips.
ABV: 14.5% IBU: 40
Color: Deep ruby black
Aroma: Bourbon, cinnamon, vanilla, dark fruit, coffee
Flavor: Licorice, bourbon, cocoa, slightly smoky
Fresh Range: Age this beer, please! But try one now … go on.
2018 Festival of Barrel Aged Beer, Speciality Strong Porter/Stout – Silver
2016 Rate Beer – Top Beer in Washington
2016 Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine – Top 16 Beers for 2016, Editors' Picks