Broken Bow Broken In Russian Imperial Stout

We’re finally getting to the end of the original Half Time run from September. Let’s see how this one was.


ABV: 11%

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to, “Broken Bow Brewery, which started as a home-brewing operation in the Lamothe family’s Bedford Hills home in 2002, is just one of the dozen or so craft breweries that has popped up in the county over the last several years. The family-owned business, which opened August 17 of last year by former Merrill Lynch wealth manager Lyle Lamothe, has quickly attracted a rabid fan base. In its first month of operation, Lyle’s son—Michael Lamothe, founding partner and head brewer—whipped up about 10 barrels. Now, they’re moving approximately 100 barrels a month, self-delivering to stores like Stew Leonard’s, Fresh Market, and A&P, and quenching the thirst of diners at restaurants like Mambo 64, Burrata, and L’inizio. Aside from the 100-plus locations in which Broken Bow is sold, Westchesterites flock to the brewhouse’s tasting room, which sits stoically on Marbledale Avenue in Tuckahoe, the site of a former tile factory. But Westchesterites aren’t the only ones showing love; its Broken Heart Stout won the Judge’s Award Gold Medal at the Citi Field Bacon and Beer Classic last year.”

Random: I love these type of bottles.

This brew poured with a four finger, light brown head that dissipated slowly. The body was a dark brown, almost black color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was big, with smoke and lots of roasted malts and espresso. There wasn’t any hint of booze on the scent. The taste was equally big. There was a lot of espresso, baker’s chocolate and smoke along with roasted malts. The booze was very well hidden and could easily knock you on your ass. The body was thick with moderate carbonation. It had a long, bitter chocolate finish. For $15.49, this was a beer that was on the more expensive side, but was a nice sipper on a cold night. If you see this one, it is definitely worth picking up.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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