Imperial Stout

Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our version is an over-the-top riff on the style, with a huge grain bill featuring several kinds of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from the Belgian yeast. To add extra complexity and depth, this Imperial Stout is made up of a blend of freshly brewed beer and several barrel-aged beers, carefully balanced. Za Vas!

Color (EBC) 282
Bitterness (IBUs) 63
Original Gravity (Plato) 22
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 6
Alcohol (ABV) 11.0%
CO2 - Bottles 2.8 vol. (5.6 g/l)
CO2 - Kegs 2.8 vol. (5.6 g/l)

Aroma Rich malts, chocolate/coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla
Malt Roasted, chocolate, caramel
Hops Supporting bitterness, some spicy/herbal flavor
Balance Malt, barrel character
Body Full

Ingredients

Malt: Pale Malt, Amber 50, Cara 120, Cara 300, Malted Wheat, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Rye, Malted Rye, Golden Naked Oats, Flaked Oats
Adjuncts: Dark Brown Sugar
Hops: Magnum, Citra, Palisade, Perle, Athanum

Glassware

Tulip Glass

Pairings

chocolate/caramel desserts
Roast meat
saucy dishes
Smoked cheeses