Imperial Stout is deep, dark and complex with layers of caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Very rich with high alcohol and plenty of hops balance out the loads of malted barley.
The Imperial Stout is part of our Brewer’s Reserve Series.
Pours black with a light tan head, nice thin cap of lacing left behind. Smells of chocolate, dark fruits, anise, sweet dark breads, and a tad of licorice. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate and coffee, licorice, sweet bread, with a bitter char aftertaste to round it out. Carbonation is medium high, mouthfeel is not too syrupy at all. Slight alcohol burn gives notes of dark rum and dates; I think I need to snag a few more bottles for later. (BeerAdvocate, Steilacom, WA 2011)
The color is black. The head is thick, creamy and leaves a constallation lacing. Chocolate, caramel, and vanilla are in the aroma. All three are my favorite aromas. It taste like liquid chocolate. It has a very sweet taste. Creamy texture with a full body. The finish is very creamy smooth. It coats your mouth and leaves a sweet taste on your lips. Thank god I finally had an awesome beer today. (rateBeer comment, Idaho, 2011)
2 Row Pale, English Crystal, Munich, Chocolate, Black, Roasted Barley, Victory
Columbus, Mt. Hood, Crystal
Gold Medal, Washington Beer Awards, 2015
Gold Medal, North American Beer Awards Competition, 2014
Bronze Medal, Washington Beer Awards, 2013
Judge's Choice, 2nd place, Best in Show, April Brew's Day Beer Fest in Bellingham, WA 2013
Silver Medal, North American Beer Awards Competition, 2012
Judge's Choice – Best in Show, April Brew's Day Beer Fest in Bellingham, WA 2012