In this special beer blog, we are going to sample this years Imperial Stout from Frankenmuth Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on the oldest craft brewery in Michigan, you know the history of it. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Frankenmuth Brewery. Let us get into this Imperial Stout.
It has a jet black color with a constant tan head on beer. The aroma has a strong chocolate, slight coffee, and alcohol notes. The taste has hints of chocolate and coffee notes. The aftertaste has hints of a dry chocolate and coffee finish but nice crisp finish. It is a nice sipping beer after a long day.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
A hybrid between a Russian Style Imperial Stout and an American Stout. This Lager is jet black, smooth and tasty. The bittering hops offset the smooth sweetness of the roasted malt. A delicious after dinner beer, best enjoyed with friends. A perfect way to celebrate the beginning of the New Year. Na Zoorovie!
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In the end, this beer is a little different from your normal Imperial Russian Stout. I was a little lost when reading the bottle before trying the beer. As you know, lagers and ales are two different beer styles. I love the aroma and taste profile of this Imperial Stout. What makes this beer a little special, it has a crisp almost dry finish like a lager. It has everything you expect from a stout and yet has a lager finish. This is a great beer and I love the packaging. I also love how they hand write the bottle number on the bottles. I will be reusing this bottle here soon. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser