2016 Stygian Descent (California Stone Brewing Locations)
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2016 Stygian Descent (Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels & Bourbon Barrels)

Unfiltered & Aged 5 months in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels & Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
In the Mash: Pale, Caramel & Carafa III Malts
In the Boil: Chinook Hops
In the Whirlpool: Amarillo & Simcoe Hops
IBUs: 90
Cellar Notes: Small Batch Brewer Cecil Menasco came up with the original idea: Age our dark and hoppy Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA in rye whiskey barrels.  This time, for edition No. 2, we added Kentucky bourbon barrels to the mix.  The result, like then, is nothing short of sublime: perfectly balanced dark chocolate, oak and citrus fruit character. Let the beer warm a bit, and the spicy rye notes and sweet bourbon nuances complete a symphony of vibrant flavors.