Craft Beers from Italy by Labeerinto Brewery – Craft Beer Minotauro – Stout.
The top-fermented beer par excellence, it originates in western Europe; it features a very dark color and a strong, intense, roasted flavor. A bold flavor, tending towards bitter, with a fairly low alcohol content. As the name itself suggests, it must be “stout”. The most distinctive trait of the malts used
to brew Stout beer is how much they are roasted; in fact, these grains are highly roasted, making them significantly darker in color and giving the beer that particular, typical roasted aroma encapsulating
coffee, liquorice, and chocolate notes.
How do you identify a Stout?
Color ranging from dark ebony brown to onyx black: that’s a Stout.
To each beer its own glass
A particularly slender pint glass.
Color: dark brown, nearly black, EBC 59.03 Alcohol: 4.6%
Bitterness (IBU): 25.3
Appearance: It pours an ebony brown with a creamy, persistent head, in keeping with its type.
Aroma: the bouquet is immediately intriguing and complex. It opens with important roasted notes and continues with expressions of liquorice, cocoa, and coffee. Rich and elegant.
Taste: A bold flavor, tending towards bitter, with a fairly low alcohol content. It has the classic roasted flavor, also encapsulating coffee, liquorice, and chocolate notes.
Overall impression: Creamy and engulfing, it’s easy-drinking to balance the richness of the smoky, roasted malt notes. Dry, long-lasting dark chocolate finish. One good sip deserves another.
Best food pairings
A beer that pairs not only but especially with desserts, starting with an almond liqueur-infused chocolate pear cake, followed by tiramisù, and ending with a “Barozzi” flourless chocolate cake.