Bourbon Ben’s Asthma is a barrel aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout brewed with beet sugar and Medjool dates. Leading with an intense aroma of sweet brown sugar, plums, and a foreboding potency of alcohol. The combination of Medjool dates, beet sugar, and a sizable malt bill creates an immense candied sweetness, coupled with a big sticky mouthfeel from the hefty additions of oat flakes. Extensive Bourbon-barrel aging provides some enjoyable vanilla wafer and caramel flavor complements. Despite the huge sweet initial flavor impact on the palate, some toasted oak qualities manage to poke through, before an expected mouth warming sensation caused by the high alcohol content that quickly builds and lingers well into the finish.