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Short Fuse Brewing Co.

Short Fuse Brewing Co.
Imperial Stout of Impending Doom

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Short Fuse Brewing Co.
Imperial Stout of Impending Doom

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5%
Brown black color. Aromas of burnt espresso, baking chocolate, char-grilled grilled meat and yams, and tar with a medium-to-full body and a peppery, captivating, medium-long cigar ash finish. An intensely smoky imperial stout.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Funky
Aroma Aroma: burnt espresso, baking chocolate, char-grilled grilled meat and yams, and tar
Taste Flavor: cigar ash
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Gelato, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intensely smoky imperial stout.

The Producer

Short Fuse Brewing Co.

The Producer
5000 N. River Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176
USA
1 608-669-0259

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.