A Note on This Beer
Today, we’re bringing you our very first Imperial Stout from New Zealand straight from 8 Wired: crowned the NZ Brewers Guild’s Champion Brewery. If you’ve never had a NZ Imperial Stout before, here’s what’s in store with iStout: Vanilla and cherry cola aromas atop a boisterous char roast character in a clean, boozy 10% ABV finish.
Once you taste it, you’re also be joining an elite group of dark beer lovers who’ve managed to snag this beer outside NZ, all who rate the beer a 4.05 on BeerAdvocate and a 4.03 on Untappd.
Drinking it straight from the tulip glass is fine and dandy, but if you want a real New Zealand experience, try these methods straight from 8 Wire’s recommendation -- get sophisticated and pair with a maduro cigar, single malt Scotch, and a leather chair. Or, cut loose and pour over a decadent vanilla bean ice cream for a craft beer affogato experience.
New Zealand is home to Lord of the Rings’ breathtaking landscapes, cute lil’ kiwi birds, and one heck of a booming craft scene led by the nation’s “Champion Brewery.” They’re beloved by fans for their big ‘n boozy brews like today’s 10% ABV Mordor-like char in iStout.
4.05 on BeerAdvocate; 4.03 on Untappd
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