When I see the words "imperial" and "stout" together, I cringe. Even the ever-popular KBS just isn't for me. I don't like the perceived residual sweetness of them.
That said, I have a couple friends who have been harassing me to make one. Any advice on how to do an extract or mini-mash/steep imperial stout that I can stomach or am I just looking for something that is way outside the style guidelines?
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On Tap: "Crimson King" Imperial Red IPA with cocoa, Lemon-Lime Saison, Nutty Amber Ale
Primary 1: Sour Bourbon Barrel Stout
Primary 2: Hop Demon VI IPA
Primary 3: Empty
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Secondary 1: Nirvana on Cedar (a Utopias inspired brew)
Secondary 2: Nirvana on Oak (a Utopias inspired brew)