Amazing levels of fruitiness and carbonation from an Imperial Stout - even notes of zesty orange can be found floating on the dark chocolate and malt base.
Look: The beer pours with a good sized light brown head and plenty of carbonation with a slowly receding head.
Aroma: Plenty of chocolate and forest fruits, and an addition of oranges and sticky dates on the palate.
Taste: There’s a level of fruitiness you don’t usually get with an Imperial Stout - more forest fruits and dark creamy chocolate, too.
Verdict: With the intense flavours and high carbonation it almost reminds us of a dark Belgian beer. In a good way.
Food pairing: We wouldn’t normally think about fish and chips with an Imperial Stout. However on this occasion the fruity flavours are a good contrast to the creaminess of the fish, and that carbonation will cut right through any greasiness from the batter.