Akademik Barrel Aged Ale | Hale's Ales Brewery and Taproom
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
Description: Brewed and housed in bourbon barrels. The flavor is intense - anise, molasses, and spicy phenolics come to mind. The barrel character is subtle but overall this beer wears its alcohol on its sleeve; sit down with a bottle or else bring a tripod. We’ve initially baptized this beer ’Akademik,’ drawing on the Akademic Shokalski Russian research vessel that was stuck in Antarctic ice last January for over a month (our fermentation exhibited similar characteristics). We rescued the stuck fermentation with a strong yeast strain whereby the two strains melded into a wonderful experiment.