BEER STYLE OF THE MONTH: IMPERIAL STOUT

The Champion winning Imperial Stout, evolved from the Stout Porter, which was a very popular style in London in the 1800s. Imperial Stout is a warm-fermented ale style that is distinguished by its dark, opaque deep brown or black colour and its distinct roasted character. This rich flavour is often perceived as dark chocolate or coffee and is moreish to taste. Sitting perfectly in the middle of the sweet to dry spectrum, the Imperial Stout is stylish in its harmony of hops and malt. Barrel aged in reclaimed French oak hogheads, this adds a subtle complexity without any oaky dominance. It’s an Imperial, next level, strong beer and worthy of the winning title.