BBA Imperial Stout | 440ml | ABV 13% | Glen Iris, Australia
The bottle, viewed in the dimmest of lights from the storm outside the cave, was full of promise. As you desperately tip the bottle, nought comes out. It’s empty. As the shattered glass falls from the cave wall, thrown in disgust, a single drop of liquid forms. You watch petrified as it rolls to the shadows and grows into the shape of the beast. Your scream cuts out as a creature grabs your neck. Eyes wide in fear and disbelief; can this be real? You cling to this, weakening though as you fade into darkness.
This Imperial Stout was aged in Bourbon Barrels for 12 months and then conditioned on roasted walnut, coffee and vanilla resulting in big chocolate and coffee notes, and of course finished with sweet, sweet bourbon.
Powering up their Glen Iris brewhouse, located 10km southeast of Melbourne's CBD, was an incredible milestone for Deeds Brewing founders Pat Alé and Dave Milstein. Having gained life as a contract brand, Quiet Deeds, in 2012, the brewery remains proudly independent and is still passionately brewing quality beers worth sharing. Under the leadership of Head Brewer Justin Corbitt, expect the new Deeds beers to be exploring a diverse array of modern styles.