The Stout Season is here!

Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

Topper’s notes: I am not an aristocrat, but when the temperature drops I know what I like and nothing satisifies me better that a hearty glass of stout. Prost! 

The History of Imperial Stout

Russian imperial stout was originally brewed in Great Britain to satisfy the Czarist courts, who were great connoisseurs of Champagne, caviar and the art of the table. Because it was transported across the freezing Baltic, Russian imperial stout was brewed with a high level of alcohol.


Deep black color; rich, deep flavors of chocolate, roasted barley, and ale fruitiness with hop bitterness in balance: a big yet still elegant ale. Beautiful, long finish – a complex blend of malt, hops, alcohol and yeast.


ABV: 7.0% – OG: 1.070 – IBU: 35
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, roasted barley, hops, cane sugar, yeast.
Nutritional info: Serving Size – 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 257; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 45 mg (2% DV); Total Carbohydrates 21 g (7% DV); Sugars 1 g; Protein 2.5 g (5% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)