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Brickway Brewery

Brickway Brewery
Imperial Stag Holiday Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.3%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Flavored Imperial Stout

Brickway Brewery
Imperial Stag Holiday Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.3%
Brown black color. Spicy, sweet aromas and flavors of cinnamon oatmeal with cream, chocolate graham cracker, frosted carrot and fruit cakes, and caramelized yams with herbs with a chewy, soft, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, very long finish with notes of sweet beet and cranberry relish, sarsaparilla, and peppered chocolate finish. A complex, spicy imperial stout that screams the holidays.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Sweet & Fruity, Spicy & Complex & Malty
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon oatmeal with cream, chocolate graham cracker, frosted carrot and fruit cakes, and caramelized yams with herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sweet beet and cranberry relish, sarsaparilla, and peppered chocolate
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, spicy imperial stout that screams the holidays.

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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