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Manayunk Iron Curtain


Brewed by Manayunk Brewing Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Style: Imperial Stout | Ratings: 6 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 9.1%
With a full body and robust flavor, itís no wonder why Catherine the Great requested this high octane style of stout for her Imperial court. Despite the name, Russian Imperial Stout was originally an English style, brewed with a high alcohol content and an increased amount of hops to preserve the beer on itís long voyage to Russia. Although ours wonít make the same journey, we followed the same philosophy. At nearly double digit alcohol and plenty of hops for an assertive bitterness, the real focus is the roasted malts providing the rich flavors of coffee and chocolate. Pairs well with hearty dishes like the braised short ribs, but we prefer drinking one alongside a rich chocolate dessert such as the chocolate combustion cake. 9.1% ABV, 65 IBUs

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