Artsy guy here again! On November 3rd – aka International Stout Day – Historian Guy Mark and I found ourselves at one of our favorite haunts in Astoria (and yea verily in all of NYC), Sunswick 35/35. For the happy holiday, they were featuring four barrel-aged versions of Mikkeller's Black Hole Stout. We split a flight of this hefty brew, aged individually in tequila, bourbon, cognac, and peat barrels. We both were drawn to the bourbon-aged, but found the cognac-aged a close second. The tequila-aged was interesting, and the peat-aged was scotchy and super smoky. What will these crazy brewers think of next? We'll be there to find out. That's what's HOPpenin', y'all!