An English style imperial stout, fermented and flavored with imported Belgian chocolate nibs. Smooth and easy drinking. Named for the Sirens who lured seafarers off course and ultimately to their demise.
Approx. 8% ABV
Brewer: Heavy Seas Brewing (Clipper City)
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- United States - Baltimore, Maryland
- Heavy Seas is to be the best combination of modern beer thinking blended with traditional brewing methods in the beer world today. The experience of our team means we have the folks to do it. We believe that adherence to this goal will deliver beers of unique character with both a sense of adventure and hedonistic pleasure. Brewed by Baltimore's Clipper City Brewing Co., Heavy Seas is produced by Baltimore craft beer pioneer Hugh Sisson - the brewery's founder and managing partner – and Brewmaster Ernesto Igot, formerly brewmaster at San Miguel Brewery in the Philippines.
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Style: Russian Imperial Stout
- The Russian Imperial Stout is not for the faint of heart or tongue! Like other Stouts, Russian Imperial Stouts also originated in England, but were rumored to be very popular in the Russian Imperial court in the days of the Tsars. British brewers exported a lot of their strong stouts to Tsarist Russia, hence the name Russian Imperial Stout.
Russian Imperial Stouts contain large amounts of dark malts that provide rich, complex flavors. Many American versions contain large quantities of American hops, focusing attention on hop bitterness, while other versions focus more attention on sweet or roasted malt flavors.
Because of the high gravity of this style, Russian Imperial Stouts are one of the beer styles that can age very well, even improving in character over time in some cases. As with any beer, storage conditions are important to aging a beer properly. Low light and moderate, constant temperatures are critical.
Chocolate is a favorite, classic food pairing for Russian Imperial Stouts. And where the chocolate is concerned, the darker, the better. The beer gets its "chocolate" flavors from roasted malt and it can often be a perfect match for cocoa chocolate flavors.
Remember to match intensity of food versus intensity of beer. An intense Russian Imperial Stout will usually overpower a lighter, milkier chocolate dish, but darker, richer chocolate dishes that are intense on their own will find the Russian Imperial Stout to be a match made in heaven.
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