According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Allagash Brewing Co. will be releasing Monmouth Red, a 9.5 percent ABV flanders red-style ale brewed with caramel, chocolate and pilsner malts and aged for 18 months in an oak foudre with a combination of both lactobacillus and pediococcus. The beer was then aged and additional 12 months in freshly emptied apple brandy barrels before being bottled.
A beer with the same name was first released by the Portland, Maine-based brewery a couple of times as draft-only options in late 2014, although the ABV on those versions were lower at 8.2 percent and 9 percent.
The newest incarnation will be packaged in 375ml bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.