Traditional Imperial Stout (for Alan Watts) brewed with the finest English Maris Otter,brown and black malts and traditional East Kent Goldings hops. This is what Imperial Stout tasted like when it was still being sent to Russia in the mid 1800s.
Deep flavors of bittersweet chocolate and coffee that finishes with a firm bitterness that will fade with age. A stout for adult palates unlike the sickly sweet glop gloop stouts that dominate the market today.
Me and the Devil #4 (for John Fian) while we respect tradition there is a place for gilding the lily of a stout with natural raw adjuncts. We start with a complex non-lactose imperial stout and add Ghirardelli cocoa powder in the mash and aged on a massive 13# of coconut per barrel. Never any “natural” extracts or flavorings. Even our curmudgeon brewer admits it’s delicious!