ABV: 7.0%, IBU: 35
Limited-release imperial stouts get all the attention, but this English classic sets the standard! The intense black color and thick tan head is striking—especially when poured in the recommended large snifter. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, and roasted malts builds anticipation for the flavors to come. The palate delivers the promised rich flavors, but in an elegant, balanced fashion. It’s striking how drinkable this is! The relatively modest (for the style) 7.0% ABV allows this to be paired with a main course. A nice steak with crumbled blue cheese would be perfect! Enjoy between 55ºF and 60ºF.