Imperial Russian Stout
Beer

Following the success of the first brew of our Limited Edition Imperial Russian Stout we are delighted to announce it is back! We were one of 12 brewers who produced our own version of Imperial Russian Stout to take part in a grand tasting held in Saint Petersburg. The Great Baltic Adventure re-traced earlier 18th century journeys, when British porter, a dark, rich beer was shipped to Russia where it was a great favourite with Empress Catherine the Great and renamed Imperial Russian Stout.The beers were loaded on to a 60ft, former round-the-world Clipper and left Greenwich, London and then headed across the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, stopping at Denmark, Sweden and Finland before arriving in Saint Petersburg. When the beers arrived they were tasted by a panel of judges who selected the winning stout. Unfortunately we didn’t win, but the demand has been so great for our Imperial Russian Stout that we have kept it brewing!

%ABV
8.5
Colour
Dark.
Aroma
Initial fresh pineapple and banana, almost port-wine. Followed by caramel and a hint of freshly baked bread.
Taste
Initial sweetness quickly followed by a peppery hop which fades into liquorice and chocolate raisins, then a very long warming finish.
Food Matches
Rich red meats such as venison, strong cheeses, such as Stilton or Blue Wensleydale.
Ingredients
Water, malted barley(gluten), wheat(gluten), hops.

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