2SP Imperial Thai Fighter Stout

Posted: March 14, 2017 in 2SP Brewing Company, American Double/Imperial Stout, Reviews

After Val and I went into Longwood Gardens, we headed to 2SP in Kennett Square. We found another location in Delaware a few years ago. They opened a brewery as well as a few other locations closer to us in Pennsylvania, so I wanted to give this a shot. One of the things I like about the place is that they give you an option for short pours so you can try more beers without getting plastered. I took them up on this option during our visit. The first beer I tried was one they brew themselves.

imperialthaifighter

ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Imperial Rye Stout brewed with fresh basil. Lots of chocolate and basil on the nose.”

Random: This is a collaboration beer with Terrapin.

The beer poured with a quarter of a finger of tan head. It went away slowly and left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The body was dark brown with no visible carbonation due to the darkness of the beer. The nose was filled with dark chocolate shavings and roasted dark malt. There wasn’t much in the way of basil or rye. The taste had the same dark chocolate shavings with rye spice. It quickly went into basil and cilantro notes. Smoke was there as well. The body was medium thickness, lighter than I am used to for the style. It had limited carbonation as well. The body was lengthy with basil and dark chocolate. This beer was interesting, but it just needs a bit of refining.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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