Scone Imperial Stout

From Eating Asturias, the Encyclopedia of Asturian Gastronomy

This beer, according to the legend of Scone, is the fourth on the journey of the stone from the dawn of biblical time to the present.

The Stone of Destiny arrives in Ireland from Galicia and the Irish baptize it as Lia-Fáil.

Style Guidelines

  • Color: Black (40 SRM)
    • Standard: Ranging from dark copper typical of some historic examples, to very dark more typical of contemporary examples (20-35+(40-70+ EBC) SRM)
  • Clarity: Opaque
    • Standard: Opaque in darker versions. When clarity is perceivable, chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures.
  • Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Very malty
    • Standard: Extremely rich malty flavor, often expressed as toffee or caramel, and may be accompanied by very low roasted malt astringency.
  • Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Medium-low hop flavor
    • Standard: Very low to medium, with floral, citrus or herbal qualities.
  • Perceived Bitterness: High (33 IBUs)
    • Standard: Medium and should not overwhelm the overall balance. The bitterness may be higher in darker versions while maintaining balance with sweet malt. (45-65 IBUs)
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Some fruity notes.
    • Standard: High alcohol content is evident. Fruity esters if present are medium to high. Diacetyl should not be present.
  • Body: Full, oily, thick
    • Standard: Full

Tasting Notes

Aromas of toasted malt, and black chocolate. Flavors of Coffee and a hint of vanilla added to the aromas.