Tag Archives: Imperial Stout

Tuesday Tastings: Stupid Stout, Imperial Porter, Doppel Dinkel Bock

This week, I’ve got three strong beers for my Tuesday Tastings reviews, fitting since we’re solidly into winter and strong, warming brews are what you want to drink on those chilly days. I’m even going international, with a beer from Canada. Coronado Brewing Stupid Stout 2015 This is the 9% abv Imperial Stout from San Diego-area Coronado’s Crown Series that they sent me recently, their fall seasonal that gets released on draft and in 22-ounce … Continue reading →

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 →