Westbrook / Evil Twin Mini Growler Imperial Stout
Mini Growler Imperial Stout is a Russian Imperial Stout that is a collaboration between Westbrook and Evil Twin. The bottle was filled on 11/6/12, aged a little over three months. Not sure about the entire back story of this beer, but it is obvious by the label that The Charleston Beer Exchange was involved in some manner. There is also this message on the side of the bottle: Any store or bar or whatever who wants to do this is of course at risk of getting in trouble but for most they feel the reward out weighs the risk. So I guess keep this beer on the down low?
As Russian Imperial Stouts go this might be the most intense I have ever had. Roasted/Smokey malts = HUGE. Dense/Dry chocolate = HUGE. Alcohol heat = HUGE (At 12% ABV the alcohol heat is really big and burns in your gut). Dry/Bitter Hoppy Finish = HUGE. Thick Mouth-feel = HUGE. I really think this will improve a lot with age, but the scary thing is that it’s incredible right now! I’m really happy that I was able to snag another bottle from The Charleston Beer Exchange, can’t wait to see how this changes with age.