Monday, May 13, 2013

Stone Espresso Russian Imperial Stout

I just enjoyed a Espresso Stone Brewery Russian Imperial Stout with 1.5 lbs of ground Angus Beef from Trader Joes.  The rectangular packaging made grilling it easy, with 2 3/4 patties, about an icy thick.   Dr Desert Flower is working late, so more protein and beer for me.

From the Stone Brwery Page (also printed on the back of Every Espresso Russian Imperial Stout:)
assic Release

"Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Stone Imperial Russian Stout is so thick, rich and well, sinful, you might worry that you'll be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about a sip. Rest assured, however, that even though this seemingly pernicious brew is indeed as black as sin, we guarantee that no actual sin was committed in making it... you'll have to add that on your own. This massive and intensely aromatic beer abounds with notes of anise, black currants, coffee, and roastiness, and its heavy palate is nothing to be trifled with!  

2013 Odd Year Release
Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout
Like the classic version, this Odd Year edition was brewed in the authentic, historical style of an imperial Russian stout, but with the addition of several hundred pounds of espresso beans from our friends at Ryan Bros. Coffee. Layers of flavor and complexity augment an already enigmatic brew, leaving this darkly delicious libation positively brimming with deep, rich espresso flavors that meld beautifully with the roasty bitterness of the dark malts."

Really fantastic stuff.  I know I've tried giving up craft beers, but Trader Joe's sells this for $5 a bottle, and it's So Damn good, I can't resist it.  And hamburgers and beer is an American tradition, much more than hamburgers and wine.    I highly recommend you try it in 2013.   They won't brew it with espresso in 2014.  =)


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