Grab A Beer: Dick’s Imperial Stout

November 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Reviews, Washington Breweries

Dick’s Imperial Stout
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%

Intro: R.I.P. Dick Young. The founder of Dick’s Brewing Company, located in Centralia, WA, passed away recently. But, his spirit and his beer will live on. I wanted to grab a bottle of something to commemorate him with, and I’m not quite sure that I had ever tried their version of an Imperial Stout.

Description: Black with a light brown head. Subtle chocolate roast aroma. Taste is smooth, yet slightly complex with deep, roasted malts. Lots of chocolate, a little espresso. Just a little soy. Not too sweet, and not too dry…somewhere in the middle. Hint of bitterness in the finish. Really quite enjoyable. Don’t come looking for a huge, intense 12% ABV Imperial Stout here. But, this 7.5% stout is incredibly drinkable and packs in plenty of flavor. Very well done.

Verdict: Buy It
Availability: Check your local specialty bottle shop. Mine was like $2 for a freaking 12oz bottle; now that’s a hell of a value.

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Commercial Description/Press Release:

Deep and malty. Large quantities of specialty malts give this ale such depth of flavor. Caramel, brown, and chocolate malts, and black barley are all included.

Magnum hops are added during the boil to balance the substantial maltiness and Willamette hops provide a nice spicy finish. Our house yeast ferments this beautiful black beer.

Available in 12 oz. & 22 oz. bottles

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