Russian Imperial Stout was originally brewed in England during the 18th century. Given the frosty sea transport a beer was brewed with high alcohol content. The origin of our Russian Imperial Stout is located in Zaandam. For this we go back to the year 1697. It is in this year that Tsar Peter I in Zaandam lived and worked as a carpenter. To emphasize the Russian-Dutch relationship, we enriched the beer with 'Zaanse Cocoa'. The introduction of this beer took place at the Russian embassy in the Hague, the Netherlands.
- Commodities: Water, Caramünich-, Pils-, Chocolate-, and Black Malt, Challenger hop, Cocoa and Yeast.
- Aroma fragrance: roasted, light caramel, walnuts.
- Main links: coffee, bitter chocolate, currants.
- Mouth feeling: sticky, slightly burning, alcohol warming.
- Aftertaste: cocoa, roasted, caramel, in a nice balance.
- Fermentation: top fermentation, not pasteurized and secondary fermentation in the bottle.
- Alc. 8,5 % Vol. / Extract: 17,7° Plato
- Color: ~125 EBC. / Bitterness: ~35 EBU.