RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
Welcome to the world of Cocoa Psycho, a liquid dimension where pure indulgence reigns.
18th Century Imperialism meets 21st century optimism. And decadence meets detante in this bitter-sweet psychosis of a stout. Silky smooth coffee beans, chocolately cocao nibs and dark malts combine to excess with infusions of vanilla pods, all resting on a toasted oak chip backbone. Eventually, you'll come face-to-face with the madness required to make this beer; a kind of insanity that would have made Rasputin himself proud.
Cocoa Psycho - Liquid decadence for the people.
The Brew Sheet
Alcohol by Volume (a measure of booziness created by the yeast)
International Bitterness Unit (the bitterness of a beer from the hops)
Original Gravity (abbreviated OG) is a measure of the fermentable and unfermentable substances in a beer wort before fermentation. Those substances are often the sugars that will be converted to alcohol during the fermentation process.
Russian Imperial Stout
Beer styles are the categorisation of beer into easily distinguishable types. When doing this we look at history, colour, carbonation, bitterness, ingredients, mouthfeel… the list goes on
We'd typically use a lightly kilned Base Malt in a beer recipe, then add Speciality malts (sometimes darker, more complex, different flavours) in small quantities to change the overall taste and colour of the beer.
Hops are used in loads of ways, and they can give different characteristics to beer such as Aroma and Bitterness– this is why they rock!
water, malted barley, yeast, hops