Each year we celebrate our birthday with the release of a Russian Imperial Stout, and this year is no different! As part of our 6th birthday celebrations we launched Descent 20, a 10% ABV and 72 IBU Russian Imperial Stout (RIS).
The latest release in our Bending Spoke series, D20, has been aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months, allowing the vanilla and whisky characters to invade this RIS. The roasty, bitter black malt and leather like esters from the stout, integrated with the bourbon barrel aging turn a nice warm fire into a gorgeous night in.
“Starting a downhill descent into the unknown requires a level of composure to make it to the bottom in one piece, Descent 20, like its five predecessors requires plenty of composure, a little birthday magic and a nice warm fire to get you to the bottom of this beer!” Says Richard Watkins, BentSpoke’s Co-founder, and Head Brewer.
As one of the few Russian Imperial Stouts released in Australia, and an annual release, our exclusive birthday beers are highly sought-after beers for the craft beer community. People often buy enough to drink some fresh and cellar some cans for vertical tastings with subsequent batches. This year’s release, Descent 20, is available with a limited edition sixth birthday glass either from the Brewpub in Braddon or online nationally via the BentSpoke website. The beer is also available at the pub, on our website or through our great network of retail partners.