How to Disappear Completely Imperial Stout Extract Beer Recipe Kit


Vanish into the Endless Darkness!

Recipe Style: Imperial Stout Extract Beer Recipe Kit 

ABV: 10.1%
IBU: 92


What does this beer taste like?

Be ready to disappear into the inky abyss.  Our How to Disappear Completely Imperial Stout Extract Beer Recipe Kit is a rich and complex beer with a full-bodied, roasted malt flavor that's accompanied by notes of caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. It has a high alcohol content and a slightly sweet, thick and creamy finish, with a hint of bitterness that balances out the overall taste. 


And now for the possibly funny, possibly serious, possibly irreverent flowery description....

It was a dark and stormy night; the malt fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of roastiness which swept up the glassware (for it is in a pint that our scene lies), rattling along the taste buds, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of your soul that struggles against the darkness. You unlock this pint with the key of appetite. Beyond it bubbles another dimension: a dimension of taste, a dimension of smell, a dimension of marvel. You're consuming a beverage of considerable shadow and substance, of massive roastiness, dark fruits and malt; you've just crossed over into, the Imperial Zone. And while you contemplate that sinister darkness drawing you like the sirens' song to your rocky fate, you will savor that last sip and finally understand how to disappear completely.


All About Imperial Stout

Let's take a quick trip in the time machine. Imperial Stout is a dark and robust beer style that originated in England in the 18th century. It is also known as Russian Imperial Stout, because it was brewed to withstand the arduous journey from England to the court of the Russian czars. Imperial Stout is characterized by its high alcohol content, usually above 8%, which helps to preserve the beer during transportation.

The flavor profile of an Imperial Stout is dominated by rich and intense roasted malt flavors, which impart notes of coffee, dark chocolate, and caramel. The maltiness is balanced by a moderate to high level of bitterness, often provided by hops or roasted barley. The finish is typically slightly sweet, with a warming sensation from the high alcohol content. Nice for a cold winter night!

Imperial Stout is a versatile beer that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with rich and hearty foods such as stews, roasts, and chocolate desserts. It is typically served at cellar temperature, around 50-55°F, to allow the complex flavors to fully develop. Imperial Stout is a favorite among beer enthusiasts (read maniacs) for its bold flavors and strong character, making it the go-to choice for those who crave a full-bodied and intense beer experience.