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Stubborn Imperial Stout 2023


The Stubborn Story
Every year of Stubborn has its own story, and this year was no different. The ‘Stubborn Curse’ is alive and well! Whenever we brew this beer, something unusual, unexpected and unpredictable will happen – without fail. Over the years, our brewers have learnt to expect the unexpected with this brew. But this unpredictable set of circumstances is what sets every vintage of Stubborn Imperial Stout apart from the rest, and imparts its own distinct flavour and character. No two years are the same. Each year, we hold our breath, wondering what the brew will bring.

2023 Vintage Brewer’s Tasting Notes:
Stubborn 2023 has a silky mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, strong hints of banana and fruit bowl open up into cherry and caramel as it warms up. There are heavy notes of molasses as it continues to warm. It’s about this point the heat from the rye we used in the brew becomes evident. The ABV is well hidden for something that sits at 16%; it is more reminiscent of something around the 12% range.

Download the special edition tasting notes here.

Bronze Medal – (Other Strong Ale or Lager (Best Speciality Beer) – 2023 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA)

Strength: 16.0%
Size: 355ml can
Case: 24 x 355ml cans
Malts: Pale, Roast Barley, Crystal, Chocolate, Brown, Cararye
Hops: EKG, Centennial
Yeast: SO4, HG18
Colour: Black
IBU: 20-30
Dietary/additions: Vegan; contains gluten

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4 Pack, Case


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