Westbrook Bourbon Barrel-Aged Siberian Black Magic Panther Imperial Stout
Westbrook Bourbon Barrel-Aged Siberian Black Magic Panther Imperial Stout is an Ameican Double/Imperial Stout. This pours with that thick glugging sound you want to hear, like motor oil both in pouring sound and color. Little head and subdued carbonation. This is a fairly sweet stout with a lot of chocolate and roasted malts which both intensify as the beer warms. I am very surprised at both how little bourbon flavor there is at all, and at how little alcohol heat or taste comes through. The bottle tells us this was aged two years and to not cellar it further, and I would have to agree. I don’t see this necessarily improving with time, and I’d be concerned about the carbonation. Although it is perfect right now, this might go a bit flat in a year or two. Not as complex as the Apple Brandy Barrel Aged version, but that doesn’t stop this from being an outstanding beer.