VANKLEEK HILL, ON – A winter seasonal from Beau’s All-Natural Brewing that had a limited release last year has returned, and will be available on a much wider scale this time around.
The Bottle Imp is a coffee-infused Imperial Stout that debuted last winter as part of the Beau’s Pro-Am Series of collaborations with award winning home brewers. Created together with David Thompson, winner of the 2012 Toronto Beer Week Homebrew Contest, the 9% abv beer is described as follows:
Beau’s brewmaster Matt O’Hara says “liquid silk” best describes the mouthfeel of this dark black, rich brew. “The roastiness of the malts is complemented by fruit notes that suggest dates and figs, as well as subtle hints of black licorice. The beer is well-hopped to provide balance to the malts, and to keep the residual sweetness in check,” he explains. The blend of organic coffee infused into The Bottle Imp pairs a Mexican dark roast with an Ethiopian Limu, both roasted by Bridgehead in Ottawa. The coffee character is fully integrated, and a complement to the roast of the malts. The experience is rich and intense, with gentle alcohol warmth, and a long, complex finish.
The Bottle Imp is being officially launched today at LCBO locations across Ontario, as well as the Beau’s retail store and BYBO home delivery service. It will be available for $7.85 per 600 ml bottle while supplies last.