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Myshka Serf Stout

Tasting Notes

A session beer featuring a harmony of toast aromatics, complex dark chocolate bitterness with a light mouthfeel balanced by a tannic finish.


3.5 % alc/vol


Marris Otter, Dark Munich, Extra Special, Crystal 120, Dark Chocolate, Black Malt, Flaked Oats, Roasted Barley, Nugget hops

Beer nerd facts

What's a Russian serf stout? Being smart alecky brewers (and people), the first beer our brewery produced was a 3.5% ABV Russian Imperial Stout. Some people got the joke, other people were mad. The intent wasn't to make people mad, we just wanted them to think about how beer is defined. Ultimately we authored the Russian Serf Stout style. It has all the roasted malt complexity of it's high alcohol brother, without the alcoholic burn and companioning sweetness. 

Sample Menu Description

A mouse-sized Russian Imperial Stout. For the people who said you couldn’t make a small Russian Imperial Stout, we call it a Russian Serf Stout. Brewing for the proletariat!


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