Bitterness: 50 IBU
Availability: Limited Release in kegs and 22oz. bottles. First of the Anniversary Barrel-Aging Series.
When we opened in 1989, the most adventurous beer in town was our Downtown After Dark Brown Ale. Our 22nd Anniversary Stout is a tribute to our roots and to those that dared to dream big in San Diego. Brewed with vanilla beans and aged three months in American oak bourbon barrels, this complex Imperial Stout has layers. Nuances of dark chocolate and espresso flavors are underpinned by hints of vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Save a bottle. Like us, this Special Release gets better with age.
“It displays extraordinary balance between roasted malt, vanilla bean, coffee, dark chocolate, and bourbon….The 9% is well hidden by the bold flavors.”
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