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Sun Up Brewing Company

Sun Up Brewing Company
White Russian Imperial Coffee Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.3%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Sun Up Brewing Company
White Russian Imperial Coffee Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.3%
Opaque brown black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark roasted coffee beans, artisanal dark chocolate, coffee oil, and peppercorns with a chewy, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, appealing, long finish with shades of caramelized nuts and cappuccino finish. An intense, concentrated coffee stout with great artisan chocolate and coffee flavors.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted coffee beans, artisanal dark chocolate, coffee oil, and peppercorns
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of caramelized nuts and cappuccino
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intense, concentrated coffee stout with great artisan chocolate and coffee flavors.

The Producer

Sun Up Brewing Co.

The Producer
322 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012
USA
1 602-279-8909

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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