The Rusty Nail (2020)
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A Note on This Beer
The Rusty Nail is back! If you’ve tried it, you already know — the last three vintages scored 4.5+ on Tavour. If you haven’t snagged a sip, here’s what you’ve been missing:
- Aged 15 months in 8 to 12-year-old Bourbon Barrels with brewer’s licorice and cassia cinnamon bark, this beast swells on the palate with layers of dark cocoa and spice, atop a finely-tuned Bourbon profile.
- The 13.3% ABV is completely cloaked behind rich aromas of caramelized sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- With the first sip, you’ll notice each element present in a thick, chewy mouthfeel full of dark chocolate, leather, Bourbon-soaked raisins, vanilla, molasses, and a touch of smoke.
This beer is the crown jewel of Fremont’s multi-award winning portfolio and a prime example of the barrel-aging expertise that rocketed them to national acclaim. It’s also the #2 English Oatmeal Stout in the World on BeerAdvocate with a perfect 100/100 score — so, having a bottle will immediately elevate your cellar to craft-rockstar status.
But don’t bother calling around to bottleshops. Even if you fly to Seattle and head to Fremont’s taproom, you won’t be able to score a drop of this brew. Luckily, we just happen to have a few bottles stashed away!
#2 Oatmeal Stout in the World on BeerAdvocate; Rated 4.50 on Untappd
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