007 - Mr Beer Russian Imperial Stout

BJCP 13F Imperial Stout (Stout)

An intensely flavored, big, dark ale. Roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence. Dark fruit flavors meld with roasty, burnt, or almost tarlike sensations. Like a black barleywine with every dimension of flavor coming into play. Brewed to high gravity and hopping level in England for export to the Baltic States and Russia. Said to be popular with the Russian Imperial Court. Today is even more popular with American craft brewers, who have extended the style with unique American characteristics. Variations exist, with English and American interpretations (predictably, the American versions have more bitterness, roasted character, and finishing hops, while the English varieties reflect a more complex specialty malt character and a more forward ester profile). The wide range of allowable characteristics allow for maximum brewer creativity.

Brewed: 3/11/2012MMMBottled: 3/27/2012MMMReady to Drink: 9/23/2012

OG 1.080 SGMMMFG 1.020 SG

7.9 % ABVMMM31.3 IBUsMMM36.9 SRM

Carbonation: 2.3 Volumes CO2

Calories: 275.9 kcal/12oz