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McGuire’s Irish Pub & Brewery

McGuire’s Irish Pub & Brewery
Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

McGuire’s Irish Pub & Brewery
Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.9%
Ebony color. Aromas and flavors of spiced citrus, toasted chocolate muffin, and pine with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits elements of dried fruits and peppered greens finish. A very tasty, well hopped. session imperial stout that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild, Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: spiced citrus, toasted chocolate muffin, and pine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of dried fruits and peppered greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, Roast Turkey Leg, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty, well hopped. session imperial stout that will be very versatile.

The Producer

McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery #2

The Producer
33 Hwy 98 E.
Destin, FL 32541
USA
1 850-654-0567

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.