Rankin – Gingersnap
an imperial farmhouse stout in Westland whisky casks
Rankin is our Farmhouse Imperial Stout aged in Westland ex-bourbon casks. Not only do we have the base beer available, but also two brand new variants, all clocking in around 13%.
Aged for 6 months in Westland casks, this year’s batch is drier and boozier than past versions, with a rich and full mouthfeel. Luxuriant aromas of dark cocoa, vanilla bean, and salted toffee are enveloped by a woodsy funk and slight tartness from our house culture.
Gingersnap Rankin brings to mind a familiar blend of spices, fit for the holidays: fresh ginger, vanilla beans, clove, allspice, and cinnamon boost the richness and bring another level of depth. Conditioning on blackstrap molasses instead of our usual priming sugar contributes a touch of sharpness in the finish, heightening the effect of the aromatic spice blend.