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Etna Brewing Co.

Etna Brewing Co.
Kappler Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Etna Brewing Co.
Kappler Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Dark walnut color. Complex aromas of stewed apricots and prunes, dark chocolate mocha fudge, vanilla-caramel custard, and sweet tea with a round, vibrant, spritzy, fruity full body and an intricate, long toasted crumpet, panettone, black licorice, and roasted almonds finish. A complex, vinous Imperial stout with a plethora of big, bold flavors to unpack; rich and satisfying.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: stewed apricots and prunes, dark chocolate mocha fudge, vanilla-caramel custard, and sweet tea
Taste Flavor: toasted crumpet, panettone, black licorice, and roasted almonds
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own, with food and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, vinous Imperial stout with a plethora of big, bold flavors to unpack; rich and satisfying.

The Producer

Etna Brewing Company

The Producer
131 Callahan Stret
Etna, CA 96027
USA
1 530-467-5277

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.