Spencer Imperial Stout 11.2 oz

Item #4503
Shipping Wt. 1.50 lbs.
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Dark, Intense, Robust Trappist Stout

Brewed by: Spencer Brewery
Country: United States
Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 8.7%
Ratebeer.com rating: 97
BeerAdvocate.com rating: 90

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Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout (ABV 8.7%) is a massive, roasted, malt-forward American Trappist take on the Anglo-Russo Imperial Stout tradition. Luxuriantly frothy foam, waves of coffee, chocolate and caramel sensations, a generous blend of dark fruit flavors. Intense and robust. 11.2 oz. bottle.

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Spencer Brewery at St. Joseph's Abbey: Spencer, Massachusetts

Spencer Brewery is a project born of tradition and necessity. For over 60 years, the monks at St. Joseph's Abbey have cooked and packed jams and jellies at their monastery under the Trappist Preserves label. This business has supported them, while providing wholesome monastic work and charitable assistance to persons in need. However, looking to the future, they saw a need for an additional enterprise that will support their community and charities in the years to come.

Just a few years ago, one of the brothers expressed interest in brewing and even did some training at a local craft brewery. Over time, his passion for brewing affected some other monks, who recognized that brewing was a very traditional monastic enterprise. Thus, when the time came to re-chart the economic path for the monastery's future, the idea of a brewery gained traction.

With the blessing of the abbot, they embarked upon a two-year data-gathering mission. They visited each Trappist brewery to learn everything they could from their European brothers. Beginning at the Abbey of Westmalle, they slowly made their way around Belgium, staying at the monasteries and making friends, receiving good advice and drinking some of the world's best beer. The final stop of their first trip was the Abbey of Sint Sixtus, brewer of the acclaimed Westvleteren ales. By the end of their second trip and more detailed discussions, they were confident that they had put together a realistic plan for a new brewery. Following monastic tradition, the monks voted and confirmed the project by an overwhelming majority to build America's first Trappist brewery.

Observing Trappist tradition, they named their brewery, and the beer, Spencer after their beloved town of Spencer, Massachusetts.
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3 reviews

Awesome stout
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 12, 2020  |  By DOMINICK M.
I'm a dark beer fan and I love trying stouts of different kinds. This imperial stout from Spencer is great. It's bold dark roasted flavor of strong coffee just tastes so good. I'm a big espresso drinker too. If you love stout you'll definitely love this brew from Spencer Brewing.

My Best Imperial Stout
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 1, 2020  |  By Mike
When I found this stout back in late 2019 I was totally in awe... This is an excellent tasting stout and my go-to beer.

Spencer Imperial Stout
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 7, 2018  |  By Paul F.
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