Opaque ebony color, espresso-like depth, firm structure & roasted barley flavor
The History of Imperial Stout
Russian imperial stout was originally brewed in Great Britain to satisfy the Czarist courts, who were great connoisseurs of Champagne, caviar and the art of the table. Because it was transported across the freezing Baltic, Russian imperial stout was brewed with a high level of alcohol.
Deep black color; rich, deep flavors of chocolate, roasted barley, and ale fruitiness with hop bitterness in balance: a big yet still elegant ale. Beautiful, long finish - a complex blend of malt, hops, alcohol and yeast.
Espresso, Stilton and walnuts, New York cheesecake, steak au poivre, caviar, Oysters Rockefeller, chocolate Baked Alaska. Easily hold its own in the company of cigars. Serve in a brandy snifter at 60 °F.
Gold Medal - World Beer Championships 2012, 2010, 2009; notes here.
Ratebeer.com: 99 points (Nov. 2012)
93 pts., "Classic," Wine Enthusiast magazine, Dec. 31, 2011
"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection, A. Tierney-Jones, 2010
Product Sizes and Quantities
- 18.7 ounce (550 ml) "Victorian Pint" bottles / 12 per case
- 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles / 6 - 4 packs per case
ABV: 7.0% - OG: 1.070 - IBU: 35
The Beers & Cider
- Imperial Stout
- India Ale
- Nut Brown Ale
- Oatmeal Stout
- Organic Pale Ale
- Organic Apricot Ale
- Organic Cherry Ale
- Organic Chocolate Stout
- Organic Cider
- Organic Raspberry Ale
- Organic Strawberry Ale
- Pure Brewed Organic Lager
- Selection Box
- Taddy Porter
- Winter Welcome Ale
- Yorkshire Stingo