The newest edition in our storied barrel-aged series, Kobzar -- a nod to the poet, writer, philosopher, political activist and beloved icon of Ukrainian culture -- is a rich and layered imperial stout, a deep & dark landscape of fresh roast coffee, top-shelf chocolate, whiskey soaked oak barrels and that unmistakable warmth from a high abv stunner that sits at the peak of perfection.
When I am dead, bury me
In my beloved Ukraine,
My tomb upon a grave mound high
Amid the spreading plain,
So that the fields, the boundless steppes,The Dnieper's plunging shore
My eyes could see, my ears could hear
The mighty river roar.
When from Ukraine the Dnieper bears
Into the deep blue sea
The blood of foes ... then will I leave
These hills and fertile fields—I'll leave them all and fly away
But until that day
Oh bury me, then rise ye up
And break your heavy chains
And water with the tyrants' blood
The freedom you have gained.
And in the great new family,
The family of the free,
With softly spoken, kindly word
Remember also me.
- Taras Schevchenko