In the 18th century, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, ordered a delivery of stout from England. It was brewed strong and hoppy to survive the sea voyage. Unexpectedly, this powerful new taste became an instant sensation. It was in great demand, and what came to be known as "Russian Imperial Stout" became the drink of choice for Russia’s aristocracy.
Brought back to life in 1984 by Brooklyn Brewing Co., drinkers are rediscovering this great taste. Three mashes are used to brew each batch of this beer, achieving a luscious deep dark chocolate flavour through a blend of specially roasted malts. It’s brewed every year for the Winter season – delicious when newly bottled, but it also ages beautifully. It can be laid down in a cool, dark cellar for years due to its high alcohol content. This will lead to a deepening of flavour as the tannins come to the fore, and the natural essence of the hops matures. Just don’t forget to drink it!
|Country of Origin||Brooklyn, USA|
|Style||Russian Imperial Stout|
|Malts||2-row, caramel malt, malted wheat, and a mix of American roasted malts|
|Hops||Willamette and American Fuggle|
|Container||Bottle - 355ml|
|Case Size||24 Pack (4*6 Pack)|
|Marketing Materials||Bottle Image|
Rob gives the review on this one below: "dark chocolatey malts ... burnt cinder toffees ... complex ... just beautiful!"