BERT'S DISQUALIFIED IMPERIAL STOUT
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV: 9.5% (2011 batch was 8.6%)
Introduction date: June 2011
Berkshire County homebrewer Bert Holdredge won the ‘Brewers Choice’ prize in the 2011 New York City Homebrew Competition with this recipe (the prize was for a commercial batch to be brewed on our system) – but was disqualified from the official BJCP competition since he’d forgotten to remove a label from a bottle. A dangerously drinkable pitch-black stout with rich chocolate and peat smoke notes, and just a hint of alcohol warmth.
RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS: Bacon dishes, forest fruits, blue or other funky cheeses, dulce de leche, creme brulee.
WANDERING STAR CRAFT BREWERY
11 Gifford Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 01201-3701