After a year of 30thBirthday celebrations, it made sense to end on a high. Thirty is an indulgent gingerbread-infused oak-aged imperial stout coming in at a shareable 9% ABV.
Built on dark, roasted malts, this stout has been delicately hopped with classic English Fuggles, Progress, Challenger and Goldings for a resinous, earthy hop character. The beer was then aged on gingerbread spices, bringing gentle heat and spiced sweetness, before being moved into ex-rum and bourbon barrels for 7 months. This extended barrel-aging introduces complex yeast characteristics, with bright acidic cherry and cola flavours, along with a delightful oaky vanilla finish. Unlike a lot of strong stouts, Thirty doesn’t have a cloying mouthfeel, instead being light on the tongue and finishing delightfully dry.
A beer to be savoured, Thirty reveals new, intricate flavours as it slowly warms in your glass.
Available in special edition 500ml Vichy bottles.