Granville Island Brewery – Small Batch Chocolate Imperial Stout Review
The Chocolate Imperial Stout is back from Granville Island Brewery in the small batch series of big flavour beers. Brewmaster Vern Lambourne concocted up this creation for a cold day in British Columbia. From the 650ml bottle pours a very dark brown beer topped with two fingers of thick, fine and slow to settle head. As the head settles slowly it leaves a light lacing on the sides of the glass. This beer smells strongly of bittersweet chocolate, roasted nuts and mild oak in a smooth and warming aroma. The taste is creamy in both flavour and texture while the chocolate and whiskey-oak notes blend together making for a fantastic medley of flavours. The taste is slightly nutty with a light whiskey note which seems to add depth to the chocolate flavours and mask the high alcohol content. This beer is big, strong and flavourful but not way over the top like you may expect.
Alcohol – 8.4%
Size – 650ml Bottles
IBU – 40
Price – $7.60 (Private Liquor Store)
Limited Release (December. 2013 release)