Beer Type: Russian Imperial StoutAppearance: 22 oz. brown bottle with the "classic" white label and some text. Beer poured a dark (dark!!) black-red-brown color with a thin off-white head that quickly faded.Smell: Dark roasted malt, sweet molasses/bread type aromas, and a bit of dark fried fruit.First Drink: Similar to the smell, but with more hints of chocolate and coffee in the roasted malt. Some nice levels of dark flavors going here!Mouthfeel: A medium to light mouthfeel that doesn't seem as thick as other imperial stouts I have had. Carbonation seems light and the high sugars/ABV make this one a little sticky.Last Drink: I can taste just a hint of hops in the finish now and a lot more of the alcohol is coming through as this beer warms up.
Drinkability: A nicely made imperial stout with a capital "S". I'm no expert on this style but it seems to be lacking something?Notes: Pretty sure this beer is available all the time but I just found this for the first time here in Michigan.
Verdict: 4 out of 5. Good flavor and complexity, quite affordable, and damn tasty.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Beer Review - Lagunitas Imperial Stout.
New Brew Thursday!!! Happy VD and all that... here's one from a couple months back.
Lagunitas Brewing Company - Imperial Stout