Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Bottle Imp

Bottle Imp is a proud member of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company's Pro-Am Series. It comes in really unique 600mL bottles and is brewed in collaboration with David Thompson, who won 2012's Toronto Beer Week Homebrew Contest. It's a beautiful Russian Imperial Stout--midnight black and topped with a healthy tan head. At 9% alcohol and a hefty 81 IBUs, this coffee-infused ale isn't fucking around.

Bottle Imp has a seriously intense java aroma--black coffee with vigour. The flavour kicks off with robust maltiness, cozied up to some scintillating espresso notes. There is some sincerely boozy heft along side the big, stout pop. The finish has some sassy bitterness in a black coffee manner, as well as some undeniably awesome forceful hops.

This is a seriously bitter stout. The coffee infusion isn't as subtle as I'd have liked, but the stalwart hoppy chops are a real treat. A fine and dandy strong ale from one of Ontario's premier breweries.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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