Storyteller Stout

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
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Style:  Imperial Stout, BJCP 20C

Grain: 2-Row, Munich II, Black Malt, Brown Malt, Extra Dark Crystal, Carafa Type 1, Caramunich III

Hops: Willamette, HBC 472

Yeast:  W34/70

Adjuncts: None

Water: Reverse Osmosis Base with medium additions of CaSO4, CaCl2, CaCO3, and NaHCO3

Original Gravity:  22 Degrees Plato

ABV: 10%

Estimated IBU:  58

Color: 40 SRM

Our Impression: Our philosophy on brewing Storyteller relies on balance.  The roasted character melds with the malt body, creating a smooth transition from chocolate-espresso to sweet toasted malt.  The alcoholic character is warming, but not aggressive.  It's not designed to be the most complex stout,  it's made to be elegant and drinkable.  We brewed this season's Storyteller with our house lager yeast at 48 Degrees F.  The result is a fine, warming, and delicious imperial stout, perfect for winter.

Note: This is the fresh, non-barrel aged version.

Aroma: Deep roasted profile with notes chocolate, espresso, and pleasant malty sweetness.
Appearance: Pours black with a tan head.

Flavor: Storyteller features a well-defined balance of roast and malt character.  Not too bitter or astringent, and enough body to enhance richness and round out the high alcohol content.  The layered Amercian and German malts create a wonderful and elegant malt presence.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and velvety, with medium carbonation.