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XV Aged Russian Imperial Stout
LIMITED EDITION Release
We like to think that 15 years is a good enough reason to make a wee bit of a song and dance - or at the very least a really monumental beer for the cellar-bratory ages!
So in 2015, our quindecennial year as a brewery, we created a limited edition Russian Imperial Stout, XV. It has been cellared (upright, of course - we do things a wee bit differently from our vinetarian cousins) over the past year and, just like this brewery, XV has improved with age!
As if we needed further proof of its royal pedigree, XV won a silver medal in the Porter & Stout category at The Brewers Guild of NZ Awards in September 2015. Since then, XV has been sitting in the cellar honing those award-inducing rich, chocolatey, malty flavours. The result? Spectacular.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Taste: Strong chocolate with hints of dried fruit and brioche. Smooth on the palate with chocolate aroma.
Hops: Simcoe, Amarillo.
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate and Roast Barley malts.
Alcohol (ABV): 11%
Bitterness (IBU): 100
Try With: Strong cheeses, strong gamey meats, chocolate desserts.
Availability: Limited release available on tap and in 500ml bottles.