TORONTO, ON – Bellwoods Brewery has announced the release of a new beer from its barrel-aging program.
Life is Relentless Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee (11.2% abv):
This is the first stout that we’ve aged exclusively in bourbon barrels and, to continue this thread of exclusivity, we paired it with a single origin, natural process Ethiopian bean from Stereo Coffee: Agaro Yukro #5, which is known for having fruitier characteristics over roasty notes. In an instance of things going to plan in a seamless, synergistic fashion, these extremely fresh beans were added to the beer within hours of roasting. That said, Rocky got a flat tire when we went to pick them up, because, well, life is f*#&ing relentless.
Mercifully, significant toil and effort on earth can yield absolutely delicious results — therein lies the upshot of relentlessness. Unabating deliciousness? Unending enjoyment? Sign me up! This decadent and full-bodied Imperial Stout ticks both of these boxes and imparts intense flavours of cocoa and coffee, complemented by a solid backbone of anise and molasses. It drinks smooth while still incorporating a warming, boozy finish. Think bourbon-inoculated Coffee Crisp, sprinkled with crème brûlée crust. It’s the perfect accompaniment (and antidote!) to drudgery, oppressive constants, and death by a thousand cuts. Would equally suit curling up with your cat/dog/book/snake and taking a moment to yourself to sip on something nice made with unrelenting care. Everything is fine!
Life is Relentless is available now at both Bellwoods retail stores and the brewery’s online shop.
Source & Photo: Bellwoods Brewery