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The 50 Greatest Beers in the World

The must try brews before you die.

WHISKEY OR BOURBON BARREL-AGED STOUTS

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36. John John Dead Guy Ale

-Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

The Rogue whiskey distillery teamed up with their brewery to age the dead guy ale for two months in spent whiskey barrels. On top of the yeasty caramel and vanilla, the aging process adds a unique yet subtle oakiness and spice to the John John Dead Guy similar to what you'd find in a bourbon whiskey or scotch.  

37. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

-Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL

The Bourbon County stout series by Goose Island are anual limited edition beers that can be very difficult to get a hold of, but hype aside, they are still considered some of the greatest aged beers in the world. The stout in particular stands out as a wunderkind. Coffee beans from Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea are the key to the trademark flavor- deep undertones of darker fruit, mocha, and bourbon. 

38. DuClaw Retribution

-DuClaw Brewing Co., Baltimore, MD

"Patience Justified." DuClaw Retribution is aged for six months in bourbon barrels. High in alcohol and flavor, the time it takes to make this well-nutured imperial stout is well worth the wait. Thick, creamy and aromatic, you're sure to get wafts of esspresso and darker chocolates along with a caramel undertone drawn from the charred whiskey barrels.

39. Avery Hog Heaven

-Avery Brewing Co., Boulder, CO

The Avery hog heaven is dry hopped as it's aged. "This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover's delight." The Avery brewery offers. "The intense dry-hop nose and alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt backbone." With a multi-layered thread of ingredients and flavors, the hog heaven is definitely a slow sipper to relish.

40. Brooklyn Black Ops

-Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

The Brooklyn Brewery crafted this aged beer with more than a little bit of ingenuity. Utilizing champaign fermentation techiques, the Black ops is re-fermented with champaign yeasts after it is bottled. The end result is a bubbly beer with fluffy head chalk full of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.  

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