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Guinness

Guinness
Antwerpen Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Guinness
Antwerpen Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 8%
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of oily nuts, chocolate cookie batter, and waxy honeycomb with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of honeyed peppered kale, chocolate toffee, and sprouts finish. A nice snappy, appetizing stout that wakes the palate, a bit more of a robust export stout than a classic imperial style though.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: oily nuts, chocolate cookie batter, and waxy honeycomb
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeyed peppered kale, chocolate toffee, and sprouts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Empanadas, Short Ribs, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice snappy, appetizing stout that wakes the palate, a bit more of a robust export stout than a classic imperial style though.

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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.