Pairs well with lush chocolates and rich desserts.
Hors d’ oeuvres = Pheasant Crepes, Cheese = Roquefort, EntrÃ©e = BBQ Ribs, Irish Lamb Stew, Desert = CrÃ¨me Brulee, Brownies, Lava Cake, Chocolates.
Commercial Description Black as night and every bit Imperial, this RIS was originally launched to tremendous accolades. Aged in Whiskey barrels, this barrel aged version meshes the rich chocolates and the coffee-like aromatics with the sweet whiskey nose and drying character of the oak. Slightly behind on the palate are the hops, held in restraint by the wonderfully full mouth-feel and broad flavors brought on by the perfect blend of so many malted barley varieties. Ready to enjoy now and perfect for extended cellaring. ABV 11.3% / IBU 67