Black Block—tasting notes
Black Block is a heavy Imperial Russian Stout by La Pirata. Pours clear opaque black with a low tan head. Aroma of hazelnuts, burnt toast, dried figs, chocolate, sweet vanilla, chestnuts, malts and brown rum. Taste is sweet, mild roasty, with subtle and ballanced chocolate notes, tones of liquorice, bitter hops, roasted coffee. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation. Finish is bitter and spicy, with the ABV well hidden. A perfect beer after to take after a chocolate dessert.
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.