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Beer Advent Calendar – Day 3: Beer presented by DJ Paul from Brewpublic

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To celebrate the Holiday Season, and have teamed up with beer bloggers around the country to host the second annual beer bloggers advent calendar. This is the season of sharing and we intend to share our love of beer with you.  31 Bloggers Bloggingclick here for the running list of beers/bloggers.

Let’s see who is spreading holiday cheer today!

Blogger: D.J. Paul
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Twitter/Facebook/Untappd: @BREWPUBLIC
Beer: Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout
Brewery: Gigantic Brewing Company

Beer Details:

  • Style: Russian Imperial Stout
  • ABV: 10%
  • IBUs: 55

Commercial Description:
Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout. As black as the uncaring hearts of the czars of Russia, as rich as their estates, as decadent as their palaces, and big enough for their empire, this imperial stout is nothing if not most premium.

Notes: Huge aromas of roast, coffee and dark fruit. Flavors of toasted malts, burnt and caramelized sugars, licorice and sesame. Black as night with a dense mocha head. Remarkably hides the high alcohol content.
Availability: November-January 2013/14 in Oregon, Washington, California, British Columbia, Alaska, Vermont and Chicago.

Why I selected the Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout:
Gigantic Brewing’s Most Premium is fine example of a Russian Imperial Stout. This monster of a beer pours a nice pitch black appearance with a dark tan foamy head. Upon first sip, this behemoth offers a thick and chewy mouthfeel. Then as the beer warms up you get much of the flavors you come to expect with a RIS. Such nice chocolate and coffee flavors up front with some lingering bitterness on the back end. Definitely a beer to have on hand for the pending cold winter nights. And at 10% ABV, Most Premium is sure to keep you warm on the inside.

Crack one open now and make sure to cellar a few more.

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About Gigantic Brewing Company:
Gigantic Brewing Company is an independent, artisanal brewery located in the Southeast quadrant of the Peoples Republic of Portland. Brewer/Owners Ben Loveand Van Havig are veterans of the Oregon brewing community.

At Gigantic we only do two things: make the best damn IPA in Portland, Oregon and produce seasonal, exciting, flavorful beers, most of which will be brewed only once. Our goal is simultaneously to create new interpretations of classic styles and to ignore those same style guidelines completely and brew whatever our creative natures produce.

We hold ourselves to a simple principle – Never Give an Inch. We vow to start small and (stubbornly) stay small, focusing our efforts on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer. When you drink Gigantic, know that we didn’t just put our names on the label – our effort, imagination, and dry wit are in every bottle.

Look for Gigantic on tap at your local, and in 22oz bottles at your favorite place to buy good beer. Better yet, come visit us at our Tap Room and Champagne Lounge and Taste the Awesome!  Check out for additional information.

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