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O’Connor Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company
Ibrik Imperial Turkish Vanilla Coffee Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

O’Connor Brewing Company
Ibrik Imperial Turkish Vanilla Coffee Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Brown black color. Attractive, creamy aromas and flavors of chocolate-vanilla fudge, dried fruits, and spiced nuts with a velvety, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, long finish with shades of vanilla latte and rocky road and mint ice cream finish. A sumptuous, crowd pleasing creamy coffee stout that is sure to be a hit.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: chocolate-vanilla fudge, dried fruits, and spiced nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of vanilla latte and rocky road and mint ice cream
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Cake, Pound Cake, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sumptuous, crowd pleasing creamy coffee stout that is sure to be a hit.

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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