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Brasserie Schoune

Brasserie Schoune
L’Encre des Ténèbres

Category: Imperial Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 8.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Brasserie Schoune
L’Encre des Ténèbres

Category: Imperial Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 8.5%
Dusty medium brown color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered citrus peals, dark caramelized nuts, and cocoa-fig muffin with a supple, lively, fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long finish revealing notes of caramelized citrus, peppercorn muffin, and cappuccino finish. A great lively porter with snappy, tongue tingling flavors and acidity.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered citrus peals, dark caramelized nuts, and cocoa-fig muffin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of caramelized citrus, peppercorn muffin, and cappuccino
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brisket, Lamb Shawarma, Gruyere
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great lively porter with snappy, tongue tingling flavors and acidity.

The Producer

Ferme Brasserie Schoune, Inc.

The Producer
2075 Ste-Catherine
St. Odilon, PQ J0P 1X0
Canada
1 418-(450) 265-3765

Imperial Porter

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial porters are dark brown to black in color and range in alcohol from 7-11%. Fruity esters should be evident but not overwhelming, and should be balanced with malt sweetness and low-to-medium hop bitterness. Roasted malt provides a majority of the flavor for this style, which has been popularized by American craft brewers in the last 30 years. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Imperial Porter, Southampton Imperial Porter and Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter.

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