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Rochester Mills Brewery

Rochester Mills Brewery
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milkshake Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Rochester Mills Brewery
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milkshake Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Opaque brown black color. Aromas and flavors of toffee, butter toasted fruitcake, coconut creme brulee, and wet whisky barrel with a chewy, bright, finely carbonated, off-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, appealing, long finish with impressions of honeyed lettuces, peppered nut brittle, and cherry cola and brandy finish. A big, nicely composed imperial stout that will be great with desserts or a dessert in a glass.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: toffee, butter toasted fruitcake, coconut creme brulee, and wet whisky barrel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of honeyed lettuces, peppered nut brittle, and cherry cola and brandy
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: German Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Fondue With Berries And Cherries, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big, nicely composed imperial stout that will be great with desserts or a dessert in a glass.

The Producer

Rochester Mills Beer Co.

The Producer
PO Box 648
Rochester, MI 48308
USA
1 248-650-5080

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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