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Lift Bridge Beer Company

Lift Bridge Beer Company
Silhouette Imperial Stout 2019

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.19%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Lift Bridge Beer Company
Silhouette Imperial Stout 2019

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.19%
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of carob, stewed prunes, roasted pecans, dried cherries in dark chocolate, and toasted fruitcake with a round, vibrant, petillant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, involved, long finish with shades of candied ginger and peppercorns finish. A mature Imperial stout with dark caverns of flavor to explore; boozy, brawny, and worth it.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: carob, stewed prunes, roasted pecans, dried cherries in dark chocolate, and toasted fruitcake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of candied ginger and peppercorns
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mature Imperial stout with dark caverns of flavor to explore; boozy, brawny, and worth it.

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.