Imperial stouts were first brewed in England for export to the royal courts of the Russian Tsars. The Tsars are gone but the beer remains, the "War and Peace" of stouts. This kit yields a pitch black beer with tan head, resounding with burnt, bitter chocolate character, hops, and syrupy malt. A viscous, chewy body finishing with lots of roast grain and a warming alcohol note. A nice companion on a cold winter night or accompanying chocolate dessert. Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
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|Total Time to Make||4 months|
|Beer Style||British/American Strong Ale,Stout/Porter|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I've made this several times over the years and it never disappoints. Made with or without oak aging but best when aged in a bourbon barrel.