Black Dolphin Stout

Black Dolphin Stout, a staple in our barrel aging program, is now available for purchase across Oklahoma where fine ales and lagers are sold. The 2017 vintage features a full year of aging in Bourbon barrels. The additional aging also allows the release of Black Dolphin Stout to coincide with the Holidays.  

2017 marks the fourth release of Black Dolphin Stout for Marshall Brewing Co. The limited release bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout draws its name from the most severe maximum security prison in Russia. Black Dolphin Stout presents with a familiar bourbon and roasted malt aroma, before offering smooth toasted notes, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Black Dolphin showcases Brewmaster Eric Marshall’s deft use of ingredients to tame the Russian Imperial Stout and the mighty bourbon barrel into a refined offering.

ABV: 8.3 %
Packages: 22 ounce bombers, 1/6 bbl kegs
Wax: White wax indicates 2017 vintage

What’s with the name?

The Black Dolphin, is the nick-name given by prisoners to what is widely believed to be Russia’s toughest prison. In the fall of 2013, Brewmaster Eric Marshall came across a National Geographic documentary entitled “Russia’s Toughest Prison.” While captivated by the stories, the decision was made to brand our unnamed barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout “Black Dolphin Stout.”  As one of our most intense offerings, we think the name and story are fitting if not slightly unsettling. Be good or the warden will get you!
Watch the documentary from National Geographic HERE.