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Storyteller Stout

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

Grain: Pale Ale, Brown, Pale Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black Malt, Honey Malt.

Hops: Centennial

Yeast:  S04

Adjuncts: Malted Wheat, Toasted Coconut, Vanilla Bean

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

Original Gravity:  26 Degrees Plato

ABV: 13%

Estimated IBU:  34

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 and present. We take shredded coconut, toast it in our bakery ovens, bag and cold extract it on Storyteller for about a week with the addition of hand processed Madagascar Vanilla Beans. It is time intensive as always with Storyteller, but we are always pleased with the results. The coconut and vanilla added to Storyteller bring the beer into another dimension, and it becomes more of a dessert than a drink, and is truly an experience. Storyteller has become a beer that all of our guests look forward to every year, as it only comes around once a year! Cheers. 

Aroma: Deep roasted profile with notes chocolate, espresso, vanilla and pleasant malty sweetness. Soft notes of toasted coconut. 
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 additions of toasted coconut and vanilla bean add another layer to the beer proving a more delectable finish and causes it to lean towards an elegant dessert. 

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

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