Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Back in May 2016, a year after our launch, we bottled our first beers. Our first release was ‘It’s not Vodka‘, a 9.1% Russian Imperial Stout, 30 cases were available and sold within a day. It’s a beer we still get asked about on a regular basis, and its Back Baby!
Pouring dark and viscous, this silk bomb is one to savour.
This beer is all about the malt. Maris Otter and Cara Munich provide the base, with Chocolate, Carafa and Brown malts adding the complexity and the character.
Aromas of Raisin, Chocolate, Vanilla, Plum, and Marzipan, with a hint of spice radiate from the glass. These notes follow through to the taste with the addition of a mellow hop bitterness achieved through the use of Magnum Hops. The finish is long and dry, with no heat, belying its high strength.
Carbonation is kept soft, to enhance the silky smooth effect on the palate.