Mrs Stoutfire

Co-Review: Joe Sochor and Anthony Giannattasio

Beer

Mrs. Stoutfire

Brewery

The Bruery / Beechwood BBQ

Style

Imperial Stout

ABV

9.5%

Availability 

750ml bottles, on tap

Where we bought it / Format / Price

The Bruery / 750 ml bottle,

Company Beer Description

“For our first local collaboration beer of 2013, we teamed up with our good friends at Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach, CA. We’ve worked with these folks on a number of small batch brews, beer dinners and general shenanigans for many years and it was really exciting to sit down and work on a full scale project with them for the first time. What we ended up with is an imperial smoked stout, but of course it wasn’t that simple. We smoked our own malt on the same smoker and with the same blend of three different woods that Beachwood uses for their award winning BBQ – apple, white oak and pecan. We then aged the beer on those same three types of wood. The resulting stout is hearty and wonderful, balancing the rich, meaty smokiness with the sweetness of the malt.”

Pouring / Tasting / Reflection

A soft smoke aroma wafts from the opened bottle and the smoke continues in the drink, gently insinuated on the palate. Of the three woods, the pecan is most predominant. The body is milky and creamy and only slightly sticky. Warming alcohol, yet easy drinking. The fruit core is like sticking one’s nose into a vat of fresh cherry juice. Surprisingly this was not a good match for BBQ. Pour this exceptionally balanced beer while sitting under some color-changing trees in the Autumn.

Words we would use to describe this beer

chocolate-covered cherry, pecans, espresso, new Cabernet nose, dried apricot, leather, tobacco candle

Pair with these foods

bbq beef ribs, chocolate bread pudding, Jamaican goat curry

Weather

smoke

espresso, dried apricot, leather, tobacco candle Malt and smoke meet cute.
Crafts(wo)manship96
Flavor/Aroma87
True-to-Style / Unique Stamp86
Drinkability86

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