The recipe starts with an imperial version of our popular Vanilla Porter, resulting in more prominent flavors and stronger alcohol. We then let the beer relax in Barbados Rum barrels. In each barrel, we added incredibly rare, fresh, wet, vanilla beans from the Veracruz region of Mexico. These beans come from small family farms – are hand pollinated and hand picked. This exotic beer is full of flavor with notes of rum, raisin, and an oaky vanilla finish. 9.8% ABV.