Imperial in stature and bigger than your average stout. This colossal stout was inspired by those created by 18th century English brewers for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. The special malts in this intense and massive brew delivers rich flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, and anise.
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Full of rich, dark and roasty character, Imperial Stout uses seven different varieties of malt, each delivering its own unique flavor to the beer. However, the roastiness and sweetness is balanced by the East Kent Goldings hops that have an earthy aroma and pleasant bitterness.
Dark, bold, and massive weighing in with an impressive original gravity of 22º plato. Imperial Stout is our take on the stouts brewed by 18th century English brewers for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. The grist bill is impressive during mash in featuring our two role pale malt blend along with Carmel 60, Munich, Special B, smoked malt, roasted barley and wheat. A tapestry of malt that lend the rich flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, and anise. This is a colossal, yet finely tuned beer that should be savored and enjoyed.
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout is our interpretation of the traditional Russian Imperial Stouts first brewed in England in the 18th century to ship across the Baltic Sea for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. This beer is intense, black, and sturdy enough to make the long journey from Boston to St. Petersburg and still amaze the Empress.