Legion: A single word – packed with so much meaning, history and symbolism – which is so very fitting for this huge, multi-faceted brew.
"Russian Imperial Stout" is so named because of the 18th century Russian Empress Catherine II’s love for a similar dark, roasty, strong porter brewed in London and shipped to the Russian court.
Hallmarks of the style are rich maltiness from the massive grain bill, deep roast and chocolate character from highly kilned malts, all balanced by an elevated bitterness, hop flavor and alcohol content.
Lacking the intensely bitter, burnt character of many stouts, we think it’s roasty in all the right places, with a velvety mouthfeel and smooth finish.
We've also done some fun stuff with this beer, including several batches of a barrel-aged version using various whiskey or bourbon barrels! We've even got a batch aging in Macallan scotch barrels (releasing in Fall 2016)!
Community Beer Company’s legion of beer lovers
grows larger every day, and this massive Russian Imperial Stout transcends rank and echelon!
Welcome to our Legion!