Ivan - an unusual beer brewed in the style of "Russian Imperial Stout". This is a very strong, powerful and dark top-fermented beer, which was once very popular in Tsarist Russia. The Beer was made by English brewers specifically for the royal court under Catherine the Great. Hence the words "Russian" and "imperial." Beer has a high initial density and high alcohol content, is also highly hopped and contains a fair amount of dark malts. All this creates a drink unique in complexity, which only improves with aging. Imperial stouts some time ago almost went out of production all over the world, but in recent decades there has been an unprecedented boom of this truly royal drink. Our version of the imperial stout, in addition to a fair dose of dark malts, contains many special malts - whiskey malt (six-row barley smoked on peat), peat brewing malt and Belgian brown malt. This adds to the viscous thick taste and coffee aroma the smells of fuel oil and creosote. High alcohol is masked by a complex aroma, but beware! Beer is great for long, cold winter evenings. It goes well with chocolate desserts, as well as with dishes cooked on charcoal.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Malts: pale ale, smoked, whiskey, special b, carafe I, carafe III; candy sugar
Hops: golding, fuggle; water ; yeast