Jilava Cake tasting notes
Jilava Cake is an Imperial Stout by Hop Hooligans, brewed with cocoa, coffee, tonka, vanilla and Northern Brewer hops. It has a rich aroma, with cocoa, vanilla, tonka and hints of liquorice. Taste is sweet, with cocoa, vanilla and tonka again, and some roastiness and caramel hints. Finish is sweet and malty.
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.