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Brickway Brewery

Brickway Brewery
Bella Diva Chocolate Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.6%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Brickway Brewery
Bella Diva Chocolate Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.6%
Opaque brown black color. Green, roasted, interesting aromas and flavors of seared swiss chard and snap peas, roasted whole nuts, chocolate rice cereal, and green tea leaves with a slightly chewy, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, involved, medium finish manifesting notes of decaf caramel machiatto, dark chocolate mousse with candied citrus, and delicate sweet and pepper spices finish. A fun flavorful chocolate stout with savory, green hop notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: seared Swiss chard and snap peas, roasted whole nuts, chocolate rice cereal, and green tea leaves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of decaf caramel machiatto, dark chocolate mousse with candied citrus, and delicate sweet and pepper spices
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun flavorful chocolate stout with savory, green hop notes.

The Producer

Brickway Brewery & Distillery

The Producer
1116 Jackson St
Omaha, NE 68102
USA
1 402-933-2613

Flavored Imperial Stout

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.

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