Imperial Coffee Stout is the more typical of the two, combining dark malt and coffee favours, and described as follows:
Imperial Coffee Stout is like a double shot of espresso dropped into a Turkish coffee and poured into an IV and pumping it directly into your veins. English ale yeast and the finest chocolate roast and brown specialty malts give this beer its foundation. We have topped it off with a Guatemalan Finca de Bolsa, a nice dark and rich bean to hold its own in this thick rich stout, at 8.6%, you can practically chew it.
Coffee Blonde, meanwhile, features the less common combination of coffee with a lighter ale. It has the following notes:
Our Coffee Blonde is light and refreshing, brewed with a touch of lactose, cocoa husks from Sirene Chocolate and topped off with cold brewed Ethiopian Wote Konga from Fernwood Coffee.This is a light and fruiter bean style to compliment the lightness of the beer. With a pilsner malt base and sitting at only 4.5% with roasty chocolaty notes, this beer is a perfect way to have a refreshing beer with all the glorious effects of caffeine.
Coffee Blonde is available now on tap at the Spinnakers Brewpub, and both beers are in 650 ml bottles at select private liquor stores in and around Victoria.