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Cervecería Kross

Cervecería Kross
Russian Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

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

Cervecería Kross
Russian Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 8.5%
Opaque ebony brown color. Meaty, smoky, savory aromas of beef jerky, coffee, and baking chocolate with a round, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-length lime spritz, barbecue beef, smoked nuts, and grilled radicchio finish. A smoky Imperial Ale for carnivorous pairings.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: beef jerky, coffee, and baking chocolate
Taste Flavor: lime spritz, barbecue beef, smoked nuts, and grilled radicchio
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Steak Fajitas, Smoked Brisket, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky Imperial Ale for carnivorous pairings.
The Producer

Southern Brewing Company S.A.

The Producer
Av. Santa María 5888 - Vitacura
Santiago,
Chile
56 -2 957 02 80
Imperial Stout
Beer Glass Snifter Dark Brown.jpg
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.