8 Wired Barrel Aged Bumaye
We had a customer recently return from New Zealand and they couldn't stop raving about this beer, so we checked with Shelton Brothers, and here it is. Here is the description from the brewery: "Sometimes - OK, rather often, actually - I find myself asking, "How far can we take it?" Keeping in mind that flavour should be the main objective at all time, the conception of Bumaye was one of those moments. To make it we started out with the baddest imperial stout we have ever brewed, and then added loads of tasty sugars to the fermenter foe extra flavour. To smooth out the roughness, we allowed the beer to mellow in Pinot Noir barrels for more than a year." This beer is 16% abv, but definitely doesn't drink that way. These are 500ml bottles, and retail for $15.99 and is currently posting a 98/100 on RateBeer.