Tale of Two Imperial Stout Parties
Date: December 12, 2015
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2015
Tacoma Brewing Co. and Top Rung Brewing Co.
Congratulations to Morgan Alexander and Tacoma Brewing Company on their third anniversary. Saturday’s celebration, which doubled as a release party for their Black Sun Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, was packed from door opening to close. Alexander poured four variations of Black Sun — coffee, chili, licorice and cocoa nibs. The coffee version was our favorite, with wonderful bourbon flavor and a tinge of green coffee bean. Unfortunately, our photographs didn’t turn out. We had better luck with the camera an hour later at Top Rung Brewing Company’s Holiday Sweater Party and Pyrolysis Imperial Stout release. Coffee character mingles with chocolate and wood. Drinkers who are looking for something barrel-aged creamy with a nice alcohol punch should find this one particularly appealing.