RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
Smooth / Rich / Dark
Swift and silent owl glides through the dark, his screech believed to portend death and misfortune. Some revere him as a messenger of the spirit world. An oracle of secret knowledge. Inspired by owl’s omniscience this barrel-aged stout penetrates the inky depth of the soul, illuminating unseen truths.
AROMA Leather / Vanilla / Peaty Malt
CHARACTER Smooth / Rich
PAIRS WITH Fois Gras / Smoked Goose / Roasted Wild Boar / Old Hard Cheeses / Super Rich Chocolate Desserts
First brewed by the British for Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, this beer style is as rich in history as it is in character. Aged a year in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels and brewed with a recipe heavy in roast and dark malts, this 10.3% stout has an assertive backbone. Suggestions of dark dried fruits add complexity and peat-smoked barley lends a scotch-like nose.
HOPS Magnum / Ekuanot / Centennial
MALT Pilsner Malt / Roasted Barley / Peat Smoked Barley