This past January, head brewer Randy Ward released our highest ABV beer yet with the Russian Imperial Stout, modeled after dark beers crafted by the English to export to Russia in the early 18th century. Story has it that once Empress Catherine II got a taste for the imported stout, which known for its durability and endurance as it made its way across the Baltic into Russia, the brew solidified its place in history.
And after several months in a port barrel, the RIS is back for more.
Flavor notes include chocolate, roast, and coffee, as well as fig, raisin, and prune contributed by the port.
“It starts with a port like boozy nose, but finishes on the palate complex and balanced,” Randy said.
Try it for yourself this June! We’re releasing it in the taproom on June 14 so come by for a pour and a few surprises.
70 IBU, 9% ABV, 71 SRM.