Panhead Sump Plug (500ml Bottle)
In the late 18th century the court of noted horse fancier Catherine the Great, Empress of All the Russias, used to go crazy for a dark, rich stout made by Anchor Brewery in London. Russian Imperial Stout has remained a thing ever since, to the extent that even a bunch of bogans in Maidstone have made one and named it after the thing you remove when you change the oil on a ’74 Fairmont. That’s the sweep of history for you.
Imperial stouts are usually extremely dark brown to black in color with flavors that are intensely malty, deeply roasted and sometimes with accents of dark fruit (raisin, fig) or milk sourness. The bitterness is typically medium and often the low sie of that. Imperial stouts are strong and often exceed 8% by volume.