10,2% 30 liter This Imperial Stout is brewed in collaboration with the Beer and Food writer Mellissa Cole. This 10.7 % ABV Imperial Stout has been brewed in the great tradition of those famous London Brewed Beers that were exported to the Baltic states and became a favourite of the Russian Imperial Court. It does, however, have a unique twist and with Mellissa’s guidance the brew incorporated Russian Imperial Court. It does, however, have a unique twist and with Mellissa’s guidance the brew incorporated Centennial hops, a very aromatic floral variety in both late and dry hopping. This floral character has been further enhanced with the inclusion of Rose buds infused into the beer during maturation. The beer has very rich dark appearance exhibiting ‘good mahogany legs’ around the glass. This appearance carries through into the palate where dark chocolate and very deep cherry notes come through with the merest hint of dark, rich, slightly smoky Kalamata olives. A velvet middle all!