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BEER BOYS – 16 YEARS, 16 BEERS REVIEW: Imperial Stout by Founders Brewing Company

BEER BOYS – 16 YEARS, 16 BEERS REVIEW: Imperial Stout by Founders Brewing Company
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Beer Boys, the Wilkes-Barre bar and restaurant that features the area’s largest draft selection with 72 beers on tap, will be celebrating 16 years in business with 16 highly sought-after beers on tap by Founders Brewing Company on Sunday, Jan. 24, starting at 2 p.m. Every day for the next 16 days, we’ll be revealing each beer that will be available and reviewing them all leading up to the event!

Beer: Imperial Stout

Brewery: Founders Brewing Company

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 10.50%

IBU: 75

Brewed with 10 varieties of malted barley, this Imperial Stout pours pitch black with a tall tan head and smells of roasted coffee beans and cocoa. The thick and milky mouthfeel tastes sweet and syrupy, and the rich flavor of dark chocolate has hints of vanilla, dark fruits, and caramel mixed in with a dry and bittersweet aftertaste.

The higher ABV is largely lost in the black thickness that’s almost like a chocolate milkshake, except it’s much smoother and shouldn’t be served ice cold. This solid Imperial Stout doesn’t need a clever or fancy name – it’s simply a great representation of the style.

Beers will be available to sample individually in a five-ounce glass, build a paddle of four five-ounce samples, or as individual pints. Prices will vary.

For more information on Beer Boys’ 16th anniversary party (176 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre), see the Facebook event page.

This post is sponsored by Beer Boys in Wilkes-Barre. Opinions are our own. Support local.