Cognac Barrel Noir

This very limited release is Almanac's love letter to barrel aging. They started with a huge imperial stout brewed with a selection of their favorite dark-roasted malts. Then they aged the beer for over a year in Rémy Martin Cognac puncheons—double sized oak barrels—where the beer breathed in the rich oak, vanilla and Cognac aromatics of the barrels, resulting in this contemplative black ale, overflowing with bold coffee, chocolate and brandy flavors.