The beer is an imperial Scotch ale aged on Scotch barrel chips. The “massive malt presence is created by layering caramel and amber malts with just a touch of peat smoked malt for additional complexity” according to a press release. The beer rests on oak chips after primary fermentation allowing the beer to pick up wood, char and vanilla notes. The hops bill includes Chinook, Magnum and Northern Brewer.
Scotch whiskey barrel chips in porous bags are suspended in the tanks during the aging process. The finished beer sports 9.6 percent ABV and 24 IBUs.
The press release indicated that kegs of the beer began making their way to Kansas City establishments and beyond starting Feb. 27.
Beginning the Feb. 28, four-packs of 12-ounce bottles will begin making their way to the shelves of retailers.
An email sent to Boulevard seeking additional information was not immediately returned.