Mission Dark Seas Imperial Stout (355ml Bottle)
The ancient legends that abound the Russian Imperial Stout of yore are filled with tempestuous romance, sinful thievery, and scurvy, too. So highly regarded was this historic recipe, the Russian Kings tried to keep it all to themselves. They failed. Today we bring you our own dastardly dark version, with a rich and roasty aroma, notes of plum and port and a velvety texture so luscious it just might make a grown man weep.
Pours thick and very black. This has a roasty burnt aroma with some smoke in the background. Coffee chocolate milkshake flavors, still has some burnt malt hidden in the back. A little sweet carmel shows up in the middle. The hops take a backseat. Very full bodied.
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.