Tag Archives: Imperial Stout

Berserker Imperial Stout

On Saturday we were over at our friends Paul and Sandi’s house for a beer tasting extravaganza: they had a stockpile of high-alcohol, specialty beers and we sampled a good number of them. One of the highlights that Paul wanted to make sure I blogged about was a special bottle from Alaska’s Midnight Sun Brewing: Berserker Imperial Stout. This is an Imperial Stout brewed with maple syrup and molasses, and aged in oak bourbon barrels … Continue reading →

Widmer Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout

When Widmer sent me the two bottles of their new Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout, there was an additional detail that was a nice touch: a “note tag” that you could write your tasting notes on when you drink the first bottle, and then tie that tag to the second bottle so when you drink that one—a year or so later, per their suggestion—you’d be able to compare notes on the fresh vs. the aged beer. … Continue reading →

Deschutes Brewery The Abyss (2011)

In one week, on the 15th, Deschutes Brewery is hosting their release parties at the Bend and Portland Pubs for the 2011 edition of their award-winning Imperial Stout, The Abyss. And last night they hosted a “sneak peak” of this year’s Abyss with one keg each at the Pubs. I didn’t make it down to the Bend Pub to sample this year’s offering, so instead I opened the bottle that Deschutes sent me. Reading the … Continue reading →

W’11 KGB Russian Imperial Stout

Each year Widmer releases a new, (possibly) experimental beer in their “W” Brewmasters Release series, and this year’s edition was based on a wildly popular beer that (until now) was only available on tap at their Gasthaus Pub: KGB Russian Imperial Stout. I’d never had the KGB, but I’d been hearing good things about it so I was thrilled when I learned it was to be the W’11 beer. So I picked some up and … Continue reading →

Widmer’s W’11 seasonal: KGB Russian Stout!

I posted the press release for this yesterday, but I’m excited for this year’s W’11 Brewmasters’ Release from Widmer: KGB Russian Imperial Stout! This is a beer I’ve heard about from afar, either being a Gasthaus tap-only treat or making appearances at Portland beer festivals that I’ve missed. By all accounts it’s quite good. So I’m excited to see KGB getting the “W” treatment, but that’s not all—most breweries these days releasing a 9.3% ABV … Continue reading →