Chimperial Stout – Big River Brewing Company

From Richmond BC’s Big River Brewing Company located inside the Zone Bowling Centre comes their “Chimperial Stout” a Chipotle Imperial stout.  The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, smoke, sweetness and a hint of spice.  The flavour is of chipotle, roasted malts, smoke, a hit of chocolate and some earth and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 10% with an IBU of 40.  This beer is very interesting to be sure.  I love spice but not always in beer but this one seems to get the best notes from both an Imperial Stout and a chipotle spice.

Commercial Description:  A big imperial style stout with Chipotle peppers added.  The smoke mingles nicely with roasty stout which gives way to a slow burn that comes from the peppers and the high alcohol.  Brilliant when paired with any cheese!

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