Topic Archives: Belgian Imperial Stout

Posted in Allagash Brewing, New Releases

A new winter tradition: Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016 debuts

Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016

A winter sibling to the ever-changing Fluxus release, Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016 debuts this month.

Every year, Allagash Fluxus returns as a new style, with new fun additions along with it. The 2014 release featured spruce tips and honey, 2016 release has ginger, and is partially gin barrel aged.

READ MORE: Allagash Fluxus Series

For the winter season Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016 will start a new tradition beginning with this Belgian-style stout brewed with figs.

The taste of Hibernal Fluxus straddles the rift between roasty and sweet with notes of bitter baking chocolate, espresso, biscuit mall, and mocha a chewv creamy inauguration of a new tradition.

Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016 is a 750 milliliter bottle release. A portion of the proceeds from Fluxus will go to local groups helping Maine families keep their heat on during the winter. The beer debuts at the brewery on November 11th, with full distribution to follow shortly after.

Style: Belgian-style Stout (w/ Figs)
Hops: Northern Brewer, Hallertau
Malts: Midnight Wheat, Special B, Chocolate Malt, Oats

Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 11/11/16

8% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Belgium

New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout Releases

New Belgium / Perennial Artisanal Ales Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout has started making appearances in various markets. The new, drool-worthy creation gracing New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Series is a Belgian-style stout with a touch of chocolate and salt. 22oz of dessert in a bottle.

Dessert is best poured. And the brewers at Perennial agree. So we dreamt up a beer that would bering together chocolate sweetness, Belgian yeast, deeply roasted malts and just the right shake of salt to pour a creamy stout worth of a cherry on top.

New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is available in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time.

Style: Belgian-Style Imperial Stout (w/ ChocolateSalt)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: Late September/October, 2014

9% ABV

Image via New Belgium

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, New Belgium, Perennial Artisan Ales

New Belgium & Perennial Team Up on New Lips of Faith

New Belgium (Ft. Collins, CO) teams up with St. Louis, Missouri’s Perennial Artisanal Ales in a new edition from the Lips of Faith. Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout is headed your way in the near future.

The team berated a Belgian-style stout with a touch of chocolate and salt. 22oz of dessert in a bottle.

Dessert is best poured. And the brewers at Perennial agree. So we dreamt up a beer that would bering together chocolate sweetness, Belgian yeast, deeply roasted malts and just the right shake of salt to pour a creamy stout worth of a cherry on top. 

New Belgium/Perennial Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout will be available in 22oz bombers and draft.

Style: Belgian-Style Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate, Salt)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft.
Arrival: Late September, 2014. (Oct for most markets)

9% ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Red Brick Brewing, Videos

How Red Brick Came Up with Holy Brother Stout

For this video, I decided to do something a little different. A little round table discussion about how a beer was thought up, brewed and named.

Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta) just launched a draft only offering – Holy Brother Belgian Stout. In this video, you’ll see how the brewery conceptualized Holy Brother, and see a little fun insight to how the beer became real. Especially the history meets Denzel Washington angle. Watch it and see.

Holy Brother Belgian Stout is only available on draft in Georgia, to show a little home state love.

Style: Belgian Imperial Stout
Availability: Draft only. One time release. Georgia Only.

8% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Troegs Brewing

Chocolate and Raspberries Collide in Troegs “Jovial”

Troegs Brewing is planning a new dessert imperial stout in bottles. Chocolate and raspberries become one in Troegs Jovial.

The base beer for Jovial is an imperial stout brewed with dark chocolate and raspberries. Troegs fermented Jovial with a Belgian yeast, for an additional flavor twist.

Jovial is an enticing Imperial Stout fermented with Belgian yeast and brewed with dark chocolate and tart raspberry. Brimming with optimism, Jovial reveals its enduring charm and infinite merriment with each passing sip.This beer is highly carbonated: Hold chalice and pour into center of the glass to release the yeast’s complex character.

Troegs Jovial Stout will be bottled in 375ml bottles. Release details to be announced soon.

Style: Belgian Imperial Stout (w/ Dark Chocolate, Raspberries)
Availability: 375ml Bottles.
Arrival: TBA

10% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone’s Belgo Anise Odd Russian Arrives

Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout

Arriving together – Stone Brewing’s Russian Imperial Stout, and Belgo Anise Russian Imperial Stout.  RIS is an annual release from Stone Brewing, while Belgo isn’t. It’s actually a part of the brewery’s new “Odd Beers For Odd Years” series.  They took Russian Imperial, and tossed in a Belgian yeast, star anise, & oak chips.  An oddity indeed.

Stone Imperial Russian Stout is so thing, rich and well, sinful you might feel certain that you are to be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about taking a sip.  It almost seems evil.  Rest assured, however, that our ever faithful gargoyle has done his job well by successfully warding off all evil spirits.  In fact, we guarantee that no sin was committed in the production of this seemingly pernicious brew.  We will admit that we used copious does of decadence in creating the viscous beauty you have before you, but no actual sin… You’ll have to add that on your own.

This particular edition is brewed in the authentic historical style of an Imperial Russian Stout, and then, shall we say… embellished.  Specifically, by using a Belgian yeast strain, adding liberal amounts of star anise, and oaking it (which arguably could be considered “historical” as they used wooden barrels back then rather than todays stainless steel).

While our original version is “intensely  aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate,” this Odd Year version doesn’t just have “notes” of anise… it screams it.  Big, loud, & proud.  LIke the Russian Czarists.  Presumably.  Truth is, we can’t say for certain, but one sip it’s easy to imagine it to be true.

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Taste Expectations: Licorice, coffee, dark roasty malts, & booze.  Underlying Belgian complexity.

Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Brewed for odd year (2011. Next brew – 2013)

10.5% ABV

 

Posted in Coming Soon, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone’s Odd Russian

This year Stone Brewing is releasing 2 beers in their “Odd Beers For Odd Years” series.  Initially the idea was to just release Old Guardian and Imperial Russin Stout in Belgo/Belgianized odd versions.  The Stone faithful complained, the brewery lamented and will be releasing both.  The Belgo Old Guardian has already arrived.   Next up is the Belgo Russian.  2011 will be an odd year for it indeed.  Details from the label indicate this beer will full of star anise, a seed pod of the evergreen tree that boasts a licorice flavor.  Bottle copy:

Stone Imperial Russian Stout is so thing, rich and well, sinful you might feel certain that you are to be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about taking a sip.  It almost seems evil.  Rest assured, however, that our ever faithful gargoyle has done his job well by successfully warding off all evil spirits.  In fact, we guarantee that no sin was committed in the production of this seemingly pernicious brew.  We will admit that we used copious does of decadence in creating the viscous beauty you have before you, but no actual sin… You’ll have to add that on your own.

This particular edition is brewed in the authentic historical style of an Imperial Russian Stout, and then, shall we say… embellished.  Specifically, by using a Belgian yeast strain, adding liberal amounts of star anise, and oaking it (which arguably could be considered “historical” as they used wooden barrels back then rather than todays stainless steel).

While our original version is “intensely  aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate,” this Odd Year version doesn’t just have “notes” of anise… it screams it.  Big, loud, & proud.  LIke the Russian Czarists.  Presumably.  Truth is, we can’t say for certain, but one sip it’s easy to imagine it to be true.

Style: Russian Imperial Stout (Belgianized)
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Draft.
Arrival: Late Spring, 2011.
10.5% ABV