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Lift Bridge Beer Company

Lift Bridge Beer Company
Silhouette Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
98 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
Cellar Selection

Lift Bridge Beer Company
Silhouette Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Rich mahogany color. Aromas of chocolate-covered cherry cordials, walnut confection, cocoa powder, artisan cola, well-aged bourbon, and soy sauce with an oily, vibrant, spritzy, fruity full body and a peppery, delightful, very long smoked toffee, charred nuts, mocha creme cookies, and vanilla truffles finish. A viscous, voluptuous monster of an Imperial stout that conjures memories of Italian Amaro and the finest chocolates.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate-covered cherry cordials, walnut confection, cocoa powder, artisan cola, well-aged bourbon, and soy sauce
Taste Flavor: smoked toffee, charred nuts, mocha creme cookies, and vanilla truffles
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Au Jus, Box Of Chocolates, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A viscous, voluptuous monster of an Imperial stout that conjures memories of Italian Amaro and the finest chocolates.

The Producer

Lift Bridge Beer Company

The Producer
1900 Tower Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
USA
1 888-430-2337

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.