The Big Stout—tasting notes
The Big Stout is an Imperial Stout brewed by Anspach & Hobday for the 3rd birthday of the Little Leeds Beer House. It is a very dense Imperial Stout with a slight roasted coffee aroma with hints of cacao. Taste is bittersweet, with sweet berries, lots of cacao, roasted coffee and a well hidden alcohol. A classic English Imperial Stout.
Imperial Stout is a dark beer, ranging from dark brown to pitch black, and a well-formed head. Aroma and flavour tend to be rich and complex, with presence of roasty malts or dried fruits and touches of coffee, caramel or chocolate. Hop flavour can be from medium to high. Imperial stout is a good choice for barrel-aging, making the aromas and flavours more balanced and smooth.