Miso the Magnificent is an incredibly smooth and velvety Russian Imperial Stout made with caramelized miso. This jet black beauty features a dark caramel-colored head and the luscious flavors & aromas of chocolate-dipped figs and cherries, underscored by notes of creamy coffee and honey-covered brown bread. There is a slight umami note (from the caramelized miso) that brings everything together in sweet harmony. At 11.1% ABV, this beer is surprisingly smooth, with moderate alcohol warmth in the nose and on your palate.
Miso the Magnificent is the first beer in our 2022 Unafraid of the Dark Beer Series. It will be available to Unafraid of the Dark customers on January 19th, 2022. A few weeks after, we will make the small # of remaining cans available to all customers, and we will put it on tap as well.
Given that this beer is an imperial stout, we gave it a royal name- Miso The Magnificent. Read on for our tasting notes:
Appearance: Black/deep dark chocolate color with a thick, dark caramel head that is mousse-like in consistency.
Aroma: Chocolate dark fruit nose – cherries, fig, plums and toffee – with a nice thick brown bread note and slight sweet coffee at the end. You might also pick up a mild alcohol heat.
Flavor: Strong chocolate dipped figs and cherries up front, followed by sweet creamy coffee, mixed with toffee and honey-covered brown bread. There is a slight umami note (from the caramelized miso) that brings everything together. The finish lingers with dark stone fruit and jam, chocolate, and a mild but balanced alcohol heat. Note- you might be surprised at how smooth and balanced this beer is for being 11.1% ABV.
Mouthfeel: Full body that coats the mouth with a low carbonation which makes for a sweet dessert-like treat.
We are really excited about this beer, and we can’t wait for you to try it!