Burning Sky Imperial Stout (8.5%)

Aged in oak vats, Burning Sky’s Imperial Stout may not be the booziest you can find, but it is definitely one of the best.
Pouring an inky black with a little cappuccino head, the smell is prunes and plums, honey and window putty.
There’s an enormous malt body at work here full of dry as a bone red wine tannins, with deep dark chocolate, black coffee, treacle and molasses all adding woodiness and sweetness, and a rather sexy stickiness, while the booze warms you through and the oak vats bring in a soft damp woodland dew and a hint of India rubber.
Here and there the hops spark with brittle hedgerow greenery, adding some much needed bitterness as the beer leads you into the bottomless depths of the sticky molasses and dark chocolate finish.

Source: Brewklopedia

About Simon Williams

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