Saturday, June 5, 2010
The Brew Works Insidious Imperial Stout Ale
I picked up a bottle of The Brew Works Insidious Imperial Stout Ale from Al's of Hampton. The beer pours a dark black color with a very loft foamy head; the cork almost hit the ceiling after popping. The aroma has a good helping of chocolate with bits of vanilla, coffee, and oak. The taste is mostly chocolate, but is rounded out with some oak on the outside of the mouth. The beer then dries a bit with a coffee finish that leaves the mouth a bit thirsty. The alcohol content is 9.0% ABV. The alcohol in this beer does also help to dry the mouth a bit. I really enjoyed this beer, but be sure to have a glass of water handy, as you will need to refresh yourself while drinking this beer.