Hey folks, we’ve heard from a couple of you that your bottles of Barrel Aged Heavy Boots of Lead weren’t tasting the way you expected. For most, the problem wasn’t with the beer, but with some confusion on WHAT the beer was. These bottles are the result of almost a full year of aging in neutral oak barrels (not bourbon barrels, as some excited drinkers had assumed), then blended with some young HBOL and fresh maple that was bourbon cured. The end result should be bright, tannic, chocolatey, and a little tart (though not sour). For maximum enjoyment, let your glass sit out for a half hour, and watch all the malty richness really open up.

We take quality control EXTREMELY seriously, and have taken it upon ourselves to drink countless bottles of BA HBOL. It was a tough job, but we did it for you.

Though we haven’t found any irregularities with any of the bottles that we had, if you had a bottle that just didn’t do it for you, we got your back. Please mail us the label from the bottle to:

Rulpsen SingleCut
19-33 37th St.
Astoria, NY. 11105

One of our real life Beersmiths will make it up to you. As with all our beer, if you have any questions or concerns, you can always email us at

For the 99% of folks who have been enjoying this bad boy, keep on enjoying, and feel free to lay your bottle down for a year or two and see how it evolves.

For those who have a craving for the tried and true, we’ll have Rye Whiskey BA HBOL coming out in the Spring.

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!