Songbird Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and is brewed using “spices”. Brewery Songbird styled this on an English imperial stout in previous years but used Belgian yeast to ferment this 2017 / 2018 version.
Songbird Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste
This is the third time I’ve tried to review Songbird Imperial Stout. When I went out to do the Interview with Brewery Songbird in December 2016, I was kindly given two bottles to bring home. But I ended up drinking both of them very soon after.
After opening my bottle of Songbird Imperial Stout, I remembered why.
Songbird Imperial Stout poured out a pitch black with a few dark brown bubbles. There was nothing else coming off of it. Brewery Songbird have deliberately left the carbonation on this beer low, so don’t be afraid. Yet. The nose though – wow! Talk about a cacophony of aromas. There was booze. There was coffee. Vanilla. Chocolate. Peat. Nuts. So much going on that only got stronger as Songbird Imperial Stout warmed up.
And then drinking it – Songbird Imperial Stout should really come with a warning label. It’s a gloopy sensation that sticks to your ribs and doesn’t let go. Songbird Imperial Stout is warming and lovely with all of those flavours going on but the alcohol heat will get you. It gets stronger as the beer warms up but by that point, the alcohol has more than likely gotten to you and you’re too far gone to care. I was.
Songbird Imperial Stout The Bottom Line.
Brewery Songbird have really come on since we’ve been reviewing them – Songbird Imperial Stout might just be their best yet.
Where to Buy Songbird Imperial Stout
Songbird Imperial Stout can be bought online at the following places: