Highland Brewing Provides First Look at Imperium Russian Imperial Stout

highlandcap_editedWith the label now officially approved, Highland Brewing Company (Asheville, North Carolina) has announced that Imperium Russian Imperial Stout will join the brewery’s Warrior Series in 2017.

After an incredibly solid stream of releases in 2016, Highland Brewing Company is closing out the year with a little love note – in label form – that subtly implies that the craft beer community should expect more of the same in 2017.  Imperium Russian Imperial Stout will be the brewery’s first big release of the year and the newest addition to their Warrior Series, a limited line of small batch, big brews featuring bold aromas and flavors.  This imposing Russian Imperial Stout sources its power from generous additions of vanilla, coconut and specialty coffee from Octane Coffee / Bar.  The brewery has not yet released all of the details concerning this brew, but we can get a bit more information from Imperium’s full label description:

The dark complexity of a Russian Imperial Stout made more irresistible with the addition of hand-cut vanilla, toasted coconut, and Octane® coffee. Pitch black, velvet smooth and aggressively roasty, Imperium commands all of your senses.  ABV – 8.5%  IBUs – 50

The only release information that we currently have for Imperium Russian Imperial Stout is that it will officially launch on Friday, February 10 with availability in 12 oz. bottles.  Since this was meant as just a little tease from Highland Brewing Company, you can expect more details to arrive soon.  Stay tuned.  Prost!

Vital Information for Imperium Russian Imperial Stout from Highland Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Warrior Series, launch date set for February 10, 2017
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 50
Added Ingredients – Vanilla beans, coconut & Octane coffee