A beautifully balanced unfined Imperial Russian Stout with layers of chocolate sweetness, notes of spice, rich roasted malts and a bitter lingering finish.
Look: Opaque and deep black colour with brief but foamy beige head.
Aroma: Dark roasted malts with black coffee, chocolate and hints of spicy liquorice.
Taste: Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, more dark chocolate and liquorice, with some subtle bread and red fruit undertones. Pretty full-bodied with a great balance of sweetness and hoppy bitterness, joined on the palate with lingering bitterness to finish.
Verdict: A belting impy stout with loads of layers of flavour and long lingering bitterness. It's an Oktober-fest in your mouth. Prost!