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Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Roads Brewing Company
Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Two Roads Brewing Company
Unorthodox Russian Imperial Stout

Category: Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.2%
Opaque brown black color. Roasted, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate covered citrus and peaches, chocolate biscotti, fruit salad, and grassy herbs and straw with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish that presents touches of praline, melon and white grape, orange tea, and peppered greens finish. A nice chocolate and fruit driven beer for slow sipping.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered citrus and peaches, chocolate biscotti, fruit salad, and grassy herbs and straw
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of praline, melon and white grape, orange tea, and peppered greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Fried Steak, Turkey Chili, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chocolate and fruit driven beer for slow sipping.

The Producer

Two Roads Brewing Company

The Producer
1700 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615
USA
1 203-335-2010

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.