Russian Imperial Stout

Brewed at the request of Russian Emperor Peter the Great after he visited England around 1700, the first batch arrived spoiled from the long voyage. The English brewers added larger amounts of both hops and alcohol, and this beer became a staple in the Imperial court - and started the style of "Imperial-strength" beers.

Ranging in color from a dark reddish copper to an almost-black brown, the flavor is exceedingly deep and complex from the large amounts of malt, hops, and alcohol. Although specific flavor profiles vary, general characteristics are a roasted and burnt malt flavors, dark fruit esters, moderate to high malt bitterness (from both English and American hops), and detectable alcohol flavors. Some can be cellar aged and will age like wine.

Best served at cellar temperature, 55-57 degrees, and in a pint glass, tumbler, or beer snifter.

B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout

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9.40% ABV
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This Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout will crush you like no other! This is the grand-daddy of all stout styles, with an intensely deep roasted and full bodied flavor. A robust hop character adds a refreshing balance. (Description provided by company)

Stone Russian Imperial Stout (Chai spiced)

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10.60% ABV
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This one-time-only beer, a fascinating addition to our “Odd Beers for Odd Years” series, incorporates cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ginger, a dash of black pepper and a dose of black tea to emulate the aroma and taste of authentic chai tea.

Russian Mail Order

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11.00% ABV
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We took a stout and made it stouter, with an ABV of 11% to prove it. Very malty profile with tones of dark roasted malt and a solid mouthfeel from flaked grains. An addition of local molasses gives a nice sweet characteristic, but it finishes dry. Trust us, you won't believe it's really 11%.

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