Our Abstrakt series showcases one-off beers, brewed or blended to the peak of our abilities. Each release is unique and only brewed once!
Our second Abstrakt release of 2018 comes in the form of an intense bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, with none other than Uncle Duke's. At 11.5% and with 6 months spent in bourbon barrels, it has resurfaced as a smouldering but gentle beast with layers of flavour. This beer is enkindled with the sweet notes of molasses, rich dark chocolate and campfire coffee giving whisps of smoke and charred wood followed by a warming bourbon finish.
The Brew Sheet
Alcohol by Volume (a measure of booziness created by the yeast)
International Bitterness Unit (the bitterness of a beer from the hops)
Original Gravity (abbreviated OG) is a measure of the fermentable and unfermentable substances in a beer wort before fermentation. Those substances are often the sugars that will be converted to alcohol during the fermentation process.
BA Imperial Stout
Beer styles are the categorisation of beer into easily distinguishable types. When doing this we look at history, colour, carbonation, bitterness, ingredients, mouthfeel… the list goes on
Brown, Carafa, Chocolate, Chocolate Wheat, Crystal, Dark Crystal, Extra Pale, Flaked Oats, Pale, Wheat, Caramalt
We'd typically use a lightly kilned Base Malt in a beer recipe, then add Speciality malts (sometimes darker, more complex, different flavours) in small quantities to change the overall taste and colour of the beer.
Cascade, Columbus, Galena
Hops are used in loads of ways, and they can give different characteristics to beer such as Aroma and Bitterness– this is why they rock!
water, malted barley, wheat, oats, brown sugar, honey, yeast, hops.