Friday, October 28, 2022

Stone Brewing Imperial Stout

Stone Brewing Imperial Stout...$16.99 / 6pk 12oz cans
Stone Brewing Imperial Stout...$2.99 / 12oz can
Ask any hardcore Stone enthusiast about our most legendary beers and you’re bound to hear mention of this one. Nearly jet black with a fluffy hot chocolate-colored head, a goblet of this obsidian wonder held to the sky could block out the sun. Or an evening. Redolent with dark chocolate and heavy roast up front, gracefully supported by nuances of coffee, black currant, molasses as it finishes… this beaut is ageable for years. Some of us are still enjoying our bottles from the early 2000’s. So, to look ahead, what will your stock of the 2022 edition of the Stone Imperial Stout be in 2037? Legit question. Advance planning will be its own reward!
The beer is mostly about roasted malts. Bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavors are the major players, along with fruitiness, hints of anise, and yeastiness, followed by a smooth, balanced, not sweet finish.
This beer is very full bodied, and very smooth!
Beer pours black with a deep tan head of foam.
Cocoa and coffee flavors dominate, along with some fruity fermentation esters and some yeasty breadiness.
We don’t change this recipe much from the original version that Steve designed in 2000. It’s a fantastic recipe, and we love brewing it every year!

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