I love imperial stouts but when it comes to food there isn’t much that can stand up to their flavor intensity. So when you are pairing food with an imperial stout think big. These beers will have lots of roasty/smoky/coffee notes that make them perfect matches for smoked meats or veggies as well as dense chocolate or coffee deserts. But don’t be afraid to serve this beer AS dessert. It has everything you need in a desert: bittersweet chocolate notes, a hint of coffee and a wonderful warming sensation
If you like bitter chocolate and coffee then you have try this beer! Pour into a snifter and let it warm up just a bit. Note how the aroma and the flavors change as the beer warms up. At 12% this beer is a sipper and I think best enjoyed AS dessert.