Pure Project Brewing Enchiridion Barrel-Aged Stout (14.5%)

Briefly, Pure Project is the brainchild of two brewers who learnt their trade in Costa Rica. They came back and started Pure Project in San Diego in 2014. Since then, they've opened taprooms in four other locations in San Diego County.

Character from six bourbon barrels goes into making this yearly stout - a blend of single, double and triple bourbon-barrel aged stouts. The single barrel portion was aged in four-year-old Breckenridge whisky barrels; the double barrel was aged in Breckenridge, followed by 10-year-old Widow Jane barrels and the triple barrel was aged in Breckenridge, then Blanton's mash #2, followed by Widow Jane.

All the stouts are then poured into a single barrel, for complexity, bourbon character and mellowing. And that's exactly what you get: A beautiful mellow, velvety, silky smooth stout with flavours of mild bourbon, chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla.

A lot work goes into this stout, but it's well worth the wait!