Exported to the Baltic Sea region for the first time in 1781 by the London brewery Barclay-Perkins, it was brewed for more than 200 years by the latter. It became the favorite beer of Empress Catherine II who ensured a regular import of this beer for the Russian imperial court, hence the new name of Russian Imperial Stout.
The perfect match according to Martin Thibault, Les Coureurs des Boires
Bacon strips with an Imperial Stout? Could life get even more pleasant? Come to think of it, might as well take advantage of bacon’s salty and fatty depths to give even more complexity to this beer’s intense roastiness. For a more substantial meal though, duck confit, chicken mole negro or grilled mushrooms will work wonders with the Stout’s profound chocolate and vanilla flavors. Once well fed, you might even start licking your chops like a conqueror.
10% alc./vol. IBU 70. Well-balanced extra strong beer, aged in Bourbon casks. Strong bitterness with an aroma of coffee, chocolate and Bourbon.