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Branchline Brewing Company

Branchline Brewing Company
Bexar Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Branchline Brewing Company
Bexar Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, citrus, and grilled yams with a lively, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, intriguing, medium-long finish manifesting notes of radicchio and peppercorns finish. A robust, lively imperial stout with pleasing bitterness on the finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy, Rich & Heavy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate, citrus, and grilled yams
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of radicchio and peppercorns
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, lively imperial stout with pleasing bitterness on the finish.

The Producer

Branchline Brewing

The Producer

Imperial Stout

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial stouts are dense, opaque black in color and strong in alcohol, typically ranging from 6.5-12%. These beers usually have a note of sweetness and contain burnt cocoa and dried fruit flavors. They are stronger versions of the original stout style and were first brewed by the British to withstand the rigors of export to Russia and the Baltic states. The style was nearly extinct until its revival by the British brewer Samuel Smiths in the early 1980s. In recent years, imperial stouts have been embraced by US craft brewers and are quickly becoming staples of many brewers’ growing seasonal portfolios. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Imperial Stout, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night, Deschutes The Abyss and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.