Russian imperial stout; 9.6%
Surly’s October-released Russian imperial stout is one of the biggest, boldest beers Minnesota has to offer. With a silky texture and flavor underpinnings that range from chocolate to coffee and a taste that gets even more complex when cellared, there’s a reason that Surly devotees camp out for the extremely limited release each year.
English barleywine; 14.4%
Another English barleywine, Steel Toe’s flagship limited release is aged in rye whiskey barrels, and has the molasses-y, toasty tones and enormous ABV you want in a barleywine, but with an amazingly drinkable, understated bitterness that plays well whether you opened fresh or cellared.
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