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“Cooperage Hawk”

Status: Available

STYLE:

MAPLE BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL OATMEAL STOUT

ABV:  7.2%

IBU:  25.7

OG:  19.5

INGREDIENTS

Hops:

Magnum

Malts:

Pale, Oats, Midnight Wheat, Pale Chocolate Malt, Flaked Oats, Dark Roasted Caramel Malt, Chocolate Malt

Yeast:

Ale

Other:

Maple (wood) Barrels, vanilla

TASTING NOTES

Malt Character:

sweet, rich,bready, caramel-y, very roasty and a bit acrid

Hop Character:

balancing

Yeast Character:

mildly fruity

Other:

maple-y, a bit ‘woody’, fragrant vanilla adds mouthfeel

GLASSWARE:

Footed

FOOD PAIRING:

Burgoo, Ribs, Beer Cheese

DESCRIPTION:

Everybody gets a headdress...

Cooperage Hawk rises above the ca-CAWK-phony of the barrel-aged beer scene with a complex malt bill that melds beautifully with the spicy character of the unique maple barrels we aged it in. The body is roasty, with a hint of caramel and figgy sweetness balanced by a dry, woody finish. We added vanilla to round out that tannic dryness and add a depth to the aroma. Our pal from Horus Aged Ales in Oceanside, CA came to brew this delight with us last year, and it is named in his style: after a bird of prey. We chose to give a nod to the cooperages in KY and a bird native here and that often seems to be offering the lesson of getting some perspective: Coopers Hawk. May it help you soar!