TORONTO, ON – Bandit Brewery has announced the release of a new beer that is billed as “something strong to shake us out of our January malaise.”
Mamba Imperial Stout (11.3% abv) was originally planned to be one of the beers blended into the 2017 vintage of Hibernator, but “proved to be too exceptional to blend.” So after a bit more aging, it’s now available as a solo release, and is described as follows:
The brewing process started out with a base very similar to our popular Night Mist Imperial Stout, and then turning up the hops, malts, and alcohol. By allowing it to take its time in the barrels, the beer slowly absorbed some of the oak and vanilla characters that balanced out its high alcohol content, resulting in a smooth, well-rounded, warm beer with a punch of coffee and vanilla notes. The long aging process in French oak wine barrels also helped the beer dry out considerably.
Mamba was released last Friday January 12th, and is available on tap and in bottles at Bandit while supplies last.
[Photo from Bandit website]