Stone Brewing Co. Chai Spiced Imperial Russian Stout (10.6%)

Chai Spiced Imperial Russian StoutI’m not sure what to say about this other than, “Wow.”
Perfectly balanced, this Stout is big and bold and yet silky smooth, it has all the heat and weight of a good rum with the mouth filling texture of vanilla ice cream.
The beer sits an impenetrable black with a tawny head and smells of spicy treacle toffee, and the body of the beer is a black treacle tart, honey and cashew nuts, black coffee, burned wholemeal toast, Maple syrup pancakes and sweet juicy raisins, along with a snappy crunchy redwood and autumnal leaf hopping.
And all over this the black tea and spices work their piquant magic.
They’re a pin sharp, precise hit of sparkling earthy tones and textures, building as you drink and amplified by the warmth of the booze.
You find cinnamon and cardamom, clove, ginger and black pepper all working together to leave you with a tingle on your tongue as you reach for the next joyous mouthful.

Source: BrewDog Leicester

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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