Ridgeway Brewing Imperial Russian Stout (10%)

Now this is good.
Big and rich and thick and chewy, Ridgeway’s IRS pours an inky black and smells of plum jam and chocolate.
Taking a swig you find a big fat chewy beer with a malt heart that’s heaving with honey and biscuits, cinder toffee, charcoal, black coffee and burned toast.
The hopping adds a brittle autumnal red leaf litter pithiness, some zingy lemon zest and a dollop of gloopy orange marmalade to the mix, adding a much needed bitterness to the earthy liquorice and sweet spun sugar, sticky honeycomb and treacle tart stodginess of the finish.
Lovely stuff.

Source: Beers Of Europe

About Simon Williams

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