13.F - Imperial Stout (BJCP 2008)


Description

An intensely flavored, big, dark ale. Roasty, fruity, and bittersweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence. Dark fruit flavors meld with roasty, burnt, or almost tarlike sensations. Like a black barleywine with every dimension of flavor coming into play. Brewed to high gravity and hopping level in England for export to the Baltic States and Russia. Said to be popular with the Russian Imperial Court. Today is even more popular with American craft brewers, who have extended the style with unique American characteristics. Variations exist, with English and American interpretations (predictably, the American versions have more bitterness, roasted character, and finishing hops, while the English varieties reflect a more complex specialty malt character and a more forward ester profile). The wide range of allowable characteristics allow for maximum brewer creativity.


Profile

Aroma: Rich and complex, with variable amounts of roasted grains, maltiness, fruity esters, hops, and alcohol. The roasted malt character can take on coffee, dark chocolate, or slightly burnt tones and can be light to moderately strong. The malt aroma can be subtle to rich and barleywine-like, depending on the gravity and grain bill. May optionally show a slight specialty malt character (e.g., caramel), but this should only add complexity and not dominate. Fruity esters may be low to moderately strong, and may take on a complex, dark fruit (e.g., plums, prunes, raisins) character. Hop aroma can be very low to quite aggressive, and may contain any hop variety. An alcohol character may be present, but shouldn


Ingredients

Well-modified pale malt, with generous quantities of roasted malts and/or grain. May have a complex grain bill using virtually any variety of malt. Any type of hops may be used. Alkaline water balances the abundance of acidic roasted grain in the grist. American or English ale yeast.


Examples

Three Floyd


Ranges

Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.075 1.115
Final gravity 1.018 1.030
Bitterness 50.0 IBU 90.0 IBU
Color 59.1 EBC 78.8 EBC
Alcohol 8.00 ° 12.00 °


Recipes on Zython (28)

RIS Laphroaig b.a. X2
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
12.7% 68 IBU 65.0 l Solanacea
01/05/2022
RIS Laphroaig b.a.
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
12.7% 53 IBU 130.0 l Solanacea
01/05/2022
Impérial Russian stout vanilla/BA
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
14.2% 56 IBU 20.0 l Tintin
02/02/2022
Imperial RUSSIAN stout for pastry
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
9.9% 65 IBU 20.0 l Tintin
21/11/2020
Bock
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
6.4% 30 IBU 20.0 l albertino16100
07/11/2020
Fée Morgane
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
8.3% 59 IBU 20.0 l Tintin
04/10/2020
10W40 motor oil
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
14.6% 48 IBU 10.0 l Tintin
09/04/2020
Almond milkshake stout
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
10.4% 62 IBU 5.0 l Tintin
13/03/2020
[4] Russian Imperial Stout
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
7.5% 71 IBU 18.0 l skalva
29/02/2020
Sweet & Vanilla
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
10.0% 49 IBU 6.0 l Tintin
30/01/2020
Retour aux sources
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
9.1% 66 IBU 21.0 l Jessy
31/01/2019
Chinco 2018
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
5.2% 35 IBU 400.0 l enso
28/03/2018
nuit noire
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
12.0% 80 IBU 150.0 l Guillaumejoyau
21/07/2017
Stoutimperial
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
5.5% 35 IBU 20.0 l Ronaoned
19/02/2017
Imperial Coffee Stout
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
8.5% 26 IBU 20.0 l EricPrescott
07/02/2017
La droite de Noël
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
8.6% 99 IBU 50.0 l whspartans
01/02/2017
La droite de Noël
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
8.6% 99 IBU 50.0 l Aristide
07/12/2016
La droite de Noël
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
3.6% 0 IBU 50.0 l Maxime
07/12/2016
Monster's Breakfast - Sout aux cookies aux drêches
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
16.3% 31 IBU 6.0 l enso
08/02/2016
l'hyppocampe noire
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
8.3% 39 IBU 20.0 l BaltazaR
20/01/2016
Timide Imperial Stout
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
8.7% 54 IBU 30.0 l Olivier_Cock
05/11/2015
L'amère noire
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
9.2% 69 IBU 50.0 l Brew_xls
07/09/2015
Timide Imperial Stout
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
8.7% 54 IBU 30.0 l Olivier_Cock
29/08/2015
Timide Imperial Stout
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
8.7% 54 IBU 30.0 l traaf
29/08/2015
L'amère noire
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
9.2% 69 IBU 50.0 l Maxime
26/08/2014
Siméon
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
9.6% 80 IBU 4.0 l spenali
10/07/2014
Imperial Stout IPA
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
8.1% 82 IBU 22.0 l martyn
21/02/2013
RIS #1
All grain- 13.F - Imperial Stout
5.6% 32 IBU 13.0 l Meisterman
14/06/2012


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