The Green Man has, once again, graciously provided me with one of their craft beer delicacies, The Dweller Imperial Stout. Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to try their Forester Stout and was pleasantly surprised by the easy-drinking nature of the robust flavors. With The Dweller, I’m hoping for a Forester on steroids… Sacrifice all drinkability for rich, bold flavor.
The Dweller pours a heavy, dark black with a sudsy, ruby-tinted head. The head dissipates quickly, leaving behind a moderate amount of lacing. The aroma features robust notes of coffee, dark fruit, sweet molasses, and dark chocolate. The character of the nose is as intense as you would expect from an imperial stout.
The flavor profile is equally robust with a strong coffee foundation that transitions into rich, dark chocolate. Notes of sweet brown sugar shroud a boozy backbone of dark fruit. The chocolate flavors and smoky finish are reminiscent of cool nights around the campfire. The full-bodied flavor is carried by a heavy, silky body that ties together the total package.
The Dweller is an expertly crafted imperial stout that will not disappoint those looking for intense flavor. I was particularly impressed by how pronounced the dark chocolate flavors were. This stout would pair well with everything from take-out pizza to cured meats or roasted game. This stout can fit into any lifestyle… or dwelling!? (ba-dum-psht) (Those were pun drumbs)
- Appearance: Black / Sudsy, Ruby-Tinted Head
- Aroma: Coffee, Dark Fruit, Molasses, Dark Chocolate
- Flavor: Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Booze, Dark Fruit, Smoky Finish
- Mouthfeel: Heavy, Silky
- ABV: 10%
- Score: 90
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