New beginnings, we are going to sample out a new craft brewery from Chicago and beer from that brewery on this blog post. It is Une Annee Brewing Airing Of Grievances Imperial Russian Stout. This Chicago based brewery was founded in 2012 in the Bucktown area of town. They based their beers on Belgian and French beer styles. They have about eight beers they brew and package in 750ml bottles. They brew several different beer styles. Let us get into the beer.
It has a jet black color with big bubbles. There is a tan to creamy semi head. The smell has some chocolate to hints of coffee. The taste is a smooth creamy chocolate with a slight coffee notes. The aftertaste is a dry coffee bean notes. This stout is extremely drinkable and will get beer drinkers in trouble if they are not paying attention.
Here is a desecration from their website (www.uneannee.com):
Airing of Grievances – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.6% – Classic Belgian and English yeasts combine fruity esters with a deep malt presence for a creamy, chocolate finish. After drinking this decadent beer, one may feel at ease to tell friends how they’ve disappointed in the past year.
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Closing out the new beginnings, all I can say is WOW! This beer is something else in a good way of course. This beer is rich and full of flavor. I love the creamy chocolate notes this stout has going on in it. It does not drink like a beer over 10%. This beer will sneak up on you, however, you will enjoy the beer and love the design. This is the first beer that I had from this brewery. When I am back in Chicago, I will stop by their brewpub if they have one. If not I will bring some bottles back to Michigan to try rest of them, I highly recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser