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Despot Day 2018

  • Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery 4100 Knolls Point Drive Goochland, VA, 23063 United States (map)
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Join us for Despot Day 2018 when we celebrate the release of our Enlightened Despot Rare Russian Imperial Stout Aged in 23 and 14 year old Wheat Bourbon Barrels for one year.

Enlightened Despot – 2018
Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout
Aged in a mix 14 yr and 23yr old very rare wheat Kentucky Bourbon Barrels for 12 Months
11.3% ABV, 78 IBU
The Despot Doth Come

Enlightened Despot – ($18/bottle) 1 case limit

The Enlightened Despot is an amazingly rich, complex and surprisingly drinkable Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and, of course, delicious hints of Bourbon round out this robust stout. The 2018 version was aged for 12 months in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. Made with 10 specialty grains and containing over 78 IBUs of American Hop flavor, this truly is a one of a kind beer.

Beer Advocate rates the Enlightened Despot a 94 saying, “The beer geeks love their Imperial Stouts, and a small handful garner enough hype to draw massive crowds around their release. This one is just as deserving as the next. A sweet malt bomb with roasted grain and alcohol is not all that is going on here; there’s also layers of chocolate and coffee met by alcohol warmth. Something to savor.”

Earlier Event: December 29
Later Event: September 29
5 Year Anniversary Party