An audacious collaboration between Oriel Beer and Wicked Barrel
If you see the light, you suddenly understand something you didn’t understand before. This quote is from Cambridge dictionary. How it can relate to our beer? Well, is very simple, because you all have a perception on an imperial stout beer and when you will try this beer, you will see that is different and you will begin to understand.
The stouts are top fermented beers, dark in color and made with roasted malts. Back in 1677, the word stout appeared for the first time in the Egerton Manuscript (a book written by Francis Henry Egerton, an Earl of Bridgewater), but it referred as a stronger beer rather than dark.
The story of the Imperial Stout started somewhere in the 18th century, when a brewery from London started to export to the court of Catherine II of Russia. The beer was dark and with a higher alcohol content and the Empress just loved it.