Storyteller Stout

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co

Style:  Imperial Stout, BJCP 20C

Grain: Best Ale, Crystal 240, Black Malt, Brown Malt (all UK Malts)

Hops: Galaxy, Willamette

Yeast:  S-33

Adjuncts: None

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

Original Gravity:  20.8 Degrees Plato

ABV: 9.0%

Estimated IBU:  30

Color: 38 SRM

Our Impression: We took a new approach on this version of Storyteller, working with our English Malster to create a traditional Imperial Stout.  For us, it is very important that the roasted character is not astringent and acrid.  This comes down to both recipe and process, and we approach both very carefully.  From the brewer’s perspective, this is the best executed Imperial Stout we’ve put out.  It’s a fantastic beer on it’s own and it will be an excellent base beer for our barrel-aged version.

Aroma: Deep roasted profile with notes of toasted nuts and pleasant malty sweetness.
Appearance: Pours black with a deep 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 English malts create a wonderful malt presence with a noticeable nutty characteristic. 

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