A little over 5 months ago I decided to brew a Barrel Aged RIS. It's one of my favorite styles. I ended up ordering a Balcones whiskey barrel to age it in...boy did it look awesome when it arrived (I apologize about it being sideways...don't know how to rotate it through imgur): After two weeks in the primary I was able to transfer it into the above barrel, which had been freshly drained only a couple weeks ago. It stayed in the barrel for about 1 week and then I transferred to a glass carboy, purged the headspace with CO2, and there it sat for 5 months. Fast forward to today. Tasted it and boy was it delicious. Nice and thick mouthfeel, roasted maltiness, licorice and whiskey undertones. I could have drank a whole pint right away! I decided to do something bold and separate it into 5 one gallon jugs. By doing this I am able to use 4 different adjuncts all on the same beer: From left to right: - Smoked chipotle peppers (dried and chopped) - Vanilla Beans (cut and scraped) - American White Oak Spiral (1/2 a spiral medium plus toast) - Sweet Cherry Puree (~1lb) - Original RIS (for taste comparison) Thanks for taking a look, and I'm super excited to get this bottled and do some side by side taste comparisons!