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O’Connor Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company
Ibrik Imperial Turkish Chocolate Coffee Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

O’Connor Brewing Company
Ibrik Imperial Turkish Chocolate Coffee Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Brown black color. Interesting aromas and flavors of oily fresh roasted peanuts, clay, halva, and green beans with a supple, soft, finely carbonated, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, medium-length finish displaying accents of chocolate covered espresso bean, pepper, and radicchio finish. A savory, chocolatey, coffee stout.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: oily fresh roasted peanuts, clay, halva, and green beans
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of chocolate covered espresso bean, pepper, and radicchio
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, chocolatey, coffee stout.

The Producer

O’Connor Brewing Co.

The Producer
211 W. 24th street
Norfolk, VA 23517
USA
1 757-623-2337

Flavored Imperial Stout

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.

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