Manhattan Cask Imperial Stout Debuts

Posted February 12, 2018

Category: Beer News, Beers

Manhattan Cask Imperial Stout Debuts

Manhattan Cask Imperial Stout marks our first exploration into still or minimally carbonated ales. Beginning with a base beer featuring notes of chocolate, espresso and fig, our brewers allowed this rich, velvety ale ample time to rest in oak barrels that had previously held a batch of Jefferson’s The Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail. Emerging from the casks with subtle notes of tart cherry, earthy vermouth and a prominent, warming whiskey presence, Manhattan Cask is presented intentionally still to allow this massive beer to envelop your palate for a unique, immersive sensory experience.

Available exclusively in 750ml bottles, Manhattan Cask debuts in the Greater Kansas City Area on February 13th and will be in other regions that typically see Smokestack Series Limited Release beers like Saison Brett and Rye on Rye in the coming weeks.

Flavor Profile
Aroma – Bourbon, espresso/fig, tart cherry, vanilla, charred oak
Malt – Roasted, chocolate, caramel
Hops – Supporting bitterness, subtle spice
Balance – Malt/Warming Whiskey
Body – Full

Base Beer – Double Mash Imperial Stout
Fermentables - Pale malt, Amber 50, Cara 120, Cara 300, chocolate malt, Patagonia Black Pearl, chocolate rye, malted rye, malted wheat, flaked oats, dextrose, dark brown sugar
Hops - Hercules and Columbus
Yeast - Scottish Ale

Alcohol by Volume – 13.6%
IBUs – 28
Color – 240 EBC

Food Pairings
Port braised lamb shanks, blackberry cobbler, Maytag Blue, bacon-brown sugar pork tenderloin, mocha fudge cake

- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer