We’re well into the winter season now, so I’ll do my part to keep us all warm by sharing some more stout.
Brewery: Foundation Brewing Company (Portland, ME)
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Description: A “potent” stout brimming with roasted malt and chocolate flavors, this brew features a robust malt bill and fair among hops as well. You can find some pretty detailed specs here on the company website.
Appearance: It poured a dark cola brown/black body with tan lacing across the edges of the glass.
Smell: Sweet chocolate with a mild amount of bitter roast in the background.
Taste: Rich dark malts dominate the front of this brew, accentuated by notes of cream and chocolate. The roast returns on the finish where it is joined by a robust piney bitterness and just a touch of alcohol after sitting for a bit.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-plus body with low carbonation.
Hype: Elevated. I’ve really enjoyed most beers I’ve had from this brewery.
Overall: Really tasty. It had been a little while since the last time I had a brew that hit all these different flavor notes and this one reminded me.of how great they can be together. Must try for fans of the style.