Barrel-Aged Cherry Black Power | Revolution Brewing Company
Style: Stout - Oatmeal
Out of Production
Description: In March of 2011 we quietly filled two Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels with eight gallons of our famous Black Power Oatmeal Stout and tucked them away to age peacefully in our basement. The resulting beer is both very complex and frighteningly drinkable! Holding true to the original oatmeal stout, the barrel aged version still retains a truly silky smooth mouthfeel not only from the large amount of flaked oats utilized in the mash but also from the tannins extracted from the charred barrel staves. Hints of toffee, vanilla, coffee and cocoa are predominant initially but then followed up by subtle aromas and flavors of bourbon and toasted coconuts from the caramelized sap present in the charred American oak. The addition of the cherry puree contributes the aroma of dark stone fruits and a slight tartness which blends well with the all the complexities of the stout and the charred barrel.