Back in early September. The barrel was emptied.
The imperial porter had spent just shy of six months in the once used, oak bourbon barrel.
We managed to pull out 50 gallons of what turned out to be a very solid beer. It needs a couple months to mellow as it is very bourbon forward at this point. It however has an amazing richness that you just cant recreate without some wood aging.
We filled the barrel with an imperial red ale. We plan on giving it 90-120 days and see what we have.