Fort George Brewery From Astoria With Love
What the brewers say
This pitch black Russian imperial is a perfect storm of rich roast, nutty aroma, and chocolate flavors.
What our panel thought
Chocolate nose with a hint of tartness from the dark malt. Hints of chocolate and coffee-like bitterness com-plement the roasted malt notes and are well balanced by a subtle piney hops note. Good balance of roast, bitterness, with a bit of heat from the alcohol. Enough body and residual sweetness to create the impression of a scarily easy-drinking beer despite its ABV.
What our editors thought
Black licorice, anise, ash, and even bitter kale on the nose. The sip is rich initially with an almost cardamom spice, but thins out quickly.