Two Hundred Fathoms 2018 tasting notes
Two Hundred Fathoms is a limited yearly release by Galway Bay, barrel-aged in Teeling's Small Batch whiskey barrels. It has rich aromas of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, treacle and notes of wood and whiskey all around. Taste is smooth, with a lot of sweetness and bitterness, notes of whiskey, roastiness cacao, dried fruits and liquorice. Finish is boozy and warm.
Imperial Stout is a dark beer, ranging from dark brown to pitch black, and a well-formed head. Aroma and flavour tend to be rich and complex, with presence of roasty malts or dried fruits and touches of coffee, caramel or chocolate. Hop flavour can be from medium to high. Imperial Stout is a good choice for barrel-aging, making the aromas and flavours more balanced and smooth.