Stoup Shapka Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Stoup Brewing
Seattle, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Stout
ABV: 11%
Bitterness: 90 IBU
Original Gravity: 55 / 20780423.9° plato

From the brewer

A big, bold, roasty stout brewed with generous amounts of English crystal malt and roasted barley. Aggressively hopped yet balanced with malt sweetness and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Aging in bourbon barrels smooths out the rough edges and contributes notes of wood, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla.

Average Scores

Overall: 83 (logged 1 time)
Draft: 83 (logged 1 time)

Who's been drinking this

2021 release
Sweet, medium thick, quite a lot of whiskey character. The sweetness comes from the whiskey rather than any kind of inherent or syrupy flavoring and there is a medium bitterness that follows on from a combination of roast and light hops. It's been a while but this seems more in the mold of a Big Bad Baptist or a Lagunitas Willettized than, say, a Parabola.