Category 30: American Imperial Stout

Color:
Black
Clarity:
Opaque
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Extremely rich malty aroma is typical. Extremely rich malty flavor with full sweet malt character is typical. Roasted malt astringency and bitterness can be moderate but should not dominate the overall character.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Medium-high to high with floral, citrus and/or herbal character.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Fruity esters are high. Diacetyl should not be present.
Body:
Full
Alcohol by Volume:
7.00% – 12.00%
IBU:
50-80
SRM Color:
40+