Fuggles & Warlock – Dark Side Russian Imperial Stout

Fuggles & Warlock – Dark Side Russian Imperial Stout


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4 out of 5


  • Type: Imperial Stout
  • Brand: Fuggles & Warlock
  • Pros:

    Nice flavours of bitter-chocolate and coffee with low sweetness

  • Cons:

    Quite bitter for an Imperial Stout

  • Conclusion:

    A bitter and dry Imperial Stout

Fuggles & Warlock - Dark Side Imperial Stout Review Fuggles & Warlock – Dark Side Russian Imperial Stout Review

In usual cheeky fashion the Fuggles & Warlock team has released the Dark Side, a Russian Imperial Stout. This beer is a clear reference to a certain Pink Floyd. Regardless of name the label is sharp and pouring the beer it is deep and dark, being nearly black in colour. Three-plus fingers of dense and lacing head tops the glass and settles leaving thick lacing behind. On the nose comes rich notes of coffee and chocolate in a balanced and creamy manner. Nearly no booze character comes through in the aroma. Taking a sip of the beer, a bitter chocolate and coffee tone takes charge in a roasty and mildly creamy fashion. The coffee flavour gives a strong bitterness that bites through the other flavours and takes charge. The 40 IBU rating seems under where it should be and the 9.9% alcohol is masked by the strong flavours. This is a big and intensely flavoured beer where strong bitterness and coffee/chocolate notes take charge. The Dark Side is well crafted and offers a nice take on the Imperial Stout style.

Alcohol – 9.9%
IBU – 40
Size – 650ml bottle



Fuggles & Warlock - Dark Side Imperial Stout Review Fuggles & Warlock - Dark Side Imperial Stout Review

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  1. Mike
    Mike 17 January, 2017, 16:44

    Actually it has nothing to do with Pink Floyd. It is a play on the Dark Side of the force as far as I can tell as they took photos with a storm trooper helmet and lightsaber tap handles.

    It will be an imperial Stout ina few years when the bitterness dies off. For now it’s more an imperial black Ipa.

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