ALDERGROVE, BC – Dead Frog Brewery has announced the annual release of Commander Imperial Stout for 2017, with this year’s edition being touted the best one yet.
Described as “a rich and complex imperial stout aged on whiskey soaked white oak”, Commander 2017 is a 10.5% abv and 60 IBU ale with the following tasting notes:
A dark roasted stout featuring a deep, layered malt profile enhanced by slightly sweet flavours of white oak and whiskey. All of these flavours combine to create an elaborate Imperial Stout, suitable for enjoying today and made for cellaring to be enjoyed down the road.
“We aged this year’s batch on oak longer than any of the previous years”, says Dead Frog head brewer Cole Smith in the release announcement. “We wanted this year’s Commander to be a bit smoother, and wanted the flavours to have lots of time to blend together before bottling. The extra ageing time also gives the brew more time to soak up all of the rich flavours from the whiskey soaked white oak, giving it more depth and complexity.”
The 2017 vintage of Commander Imperial Stout is available now at select private liquor stores in British Columbia while supplies last.