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Brickway Brewery

Brickway Brewery
Epic Blackout Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17.2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Brickway Brewery
Epic Blackout Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17.2%
Brown black color. Spicy aromas and flavors of hot sauce, pickled peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette on mesclun with mushroom with a chewy, soft, finely carbonated, very sweet medium body and a medium finish conveying accents of pepper jelly on raisin toast, cherry brandy, sugared molasses, and sticky date pudding finish. A chewy, fruity barleywine of a stout.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: hot sauce, pickled peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette on mesclun with mushroom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pepper jelly on raisin toast, cherry brandy, sugared molasses, and sticky date pudding
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, fruity barleywine of a stout.

The Producer

Brickway Brewery & Distillery

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

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.