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Beer Tasting Theme - Imperial Stouts

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Imperial Stouts

BrewDog Rip Tide
World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Stout – Imperial - Winner – Tied Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

BrewDog Rip Tide
80A big, solid, clean and uncompromising imperial stout, packed with flavour.

Brooklyn Chocolate Stout
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Brooklyn Chocolate Stout
85Not as sumptuously chocolatey as you might expect from the name but an exceptionally good, deep ruby-coloured stout.

De Struise Black Albert
Tastingbeers.com Editors Choice - Winner

De Struise Black Albert
90A bittersweet, remarkable beer, an imperial stout with a Belgian twist – in fact they call it a ‘Belgian Royal Stout'.

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
78A big, attention grabbing stout, but perhaps a touch too sweet and with too much alcohol floating about – something that is exacerbated by the level of carbonation.

Great Divide  Yeti
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Great Divide Yeti
89A first-rate imperial stout with a distinct American accent, thanks to the skilful use of fragrant hops. The carbonation allows this near-black beer to drink much lighter than its 9.5% ABV.

Harvey's Imperial Extra Double Stout 2003
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Harvey's Imperial Extra Double Stout 2003
84The daddy of imperial stouts, a recreation of a beer once imported into the Russian empire by Albert Le Coq. It's an acquired taste, with no compromises.

Left Hand  Imperial Stout
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Left Hand Imperial Stout
80A full-value, deep-ruby coloured, US beer that defies its strength with enormous drinkability.

Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Samuel Smith Imperial Stout
83Good imperial stout flavours but at a more manageable strength than most examples of the style currently on the market.

Zywiec Porter
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

Zywiec Porter
84One of the last surviving Baltic porters, brewed in the south of Poland. A chunky but smooth beer.

Toronto the good
Canada is a major player in the beer revolution that is sweeping North America. Robert Hughey seeks out the beer venues in its largest city.

The Baltics - Baltic blitz
The Eastern European countries of Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Latvia are still producing some exciting beers. Adrian Tierney-Jones reports

The Baltics - Eurostars
Adrian Tierney-Jones gives us the low down on some exciting Baltic countries producing excellent beers.

USA: The American revolution
What the heck is going on with craft beer in the USA and who is responsible? George Lenker gives us the low-down.

Northern exposure
Prosaic images of England's north west – rain, flat caps, black pudding, Vimto, hot-pot, meat-and-potato pies – are easy to bring to mind but are evidence of lazy thinking. Exploration of the nort...