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"Crux Fermentation Project [BANISHED] Barrel-Aged Beer Night" at Toronado in Seattle

  • Toronado in Seattle 1205 Northeast 65th Street Seattle, WA, 98115 United States (map)

6 [BANISHED] Beers on Tap including Tough Love 2017, Bourbon Barrel-Aged PCT Porter, and French Love

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Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
11.5% ABV, 70 IBU

Tough Love is bold but nuanced, an homage of sorts to the traditional Russian Imperial Stouts and the ruling style of Catherine the Great. We construct it with dark roasted malts, malted rye, and oak-smoked wheat, and then banish it in Kentucky bourbon barrels. The aging process smooths out the edges on an otherwise bold statement, and bitterness succumbs to tender strokes of vanilla beans, hints of dried cherries, and new layers revealing themselves with each sip.


Barrel-Aged Day-In & Day-Out Porter
8.5 ABV, 30 IBU

PCT is not your typical porter...especially when you banish it to bourbon barrels for six months. The robust flavors of roasted and chocolate malts are emboldened by the vanilla, brown sugar, and oak notes picked up from the barrels.