From Main Street Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Stag and Pheasant Imperial Stout”. The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of smoke, roasted malts and chocolate. The flavour is of ash, smoke, chocolate, earth, roasted malts, burnt coffee, vanilla and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 9.3% with an IBU of 65. While I enjoyed this beer it was also more smoky that I would personally like.
Commercial Description: Before brewing beer Charles Doering, co-founder of the Vancouver Breweries which now houses Main Street Brewing, owned the Stag & Pheasant saloon in Vancouver’s Gastown. In 1888 he sold the saloon to follow his passion of opening a brewery. It is with this same passion to brew beer that we tip our collective hats to Charles with our “Stag & Pheasant” Imperial Stout. This stout is a combination of rich roasted malts which give a deep, earthy taste, while interlacing chocolate, coffee and a touch of pine with a hint of smoke. The bitterness balances out the sweetness to finish off this delicious winter warmer.