Aupa Tovarisch—tasting notes
Aupa Tovarisch is the first hit and best rated Imperial Russian Stout from Laugar Brewery. Pours pitch black, with a small brown head with delicate lacing. Aroma of dark fruits with liquorice, figs, dried fruits, dark chocolate, caramel, hints of smoke and coffee notes, and a small hint of oak wood in behind. There is chocolate in taste as well, sweet and roasty with dried fruits, liquorice, hints of smoke and an alcoholic accent at the finish. Medium bitterness with roasty and alcoholic character, medium long but delicate. Thick body and good carbonation. A very colourful flavour profile, the perfect beer for after a long winter evening.
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.