1. Black Me Stout, Champion Brewing Company
This smooth, full-bodied nectar is a middle ground between a dry stout and an imperial stout. Made with wheat and chocolate malt for low bitterness and round mouthfeel.
2. Space Heater, Three Brothers Brewing
This winter warmer is a malty English ale complemented by a comforting spice-profile of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. There’s no better way to warm the home than with good company and good beer.
3. Woody Stout, Lost Rhino Brewing Co.
Woody Stout is a bourbon-barrel aged stout. This brew has a blend of spicy chocolate, vanilla, and the toasty aroma of coffee.
4. Oatmeal Stout, Forge Brew Works
The Forge take on the British classic, they use extreme amounts of oatmeal to belie the lower ABV of this offering, in addition to chocolate and caramel malts along with the traditional Maris Otter base.
5. The Oxorcist, Old Ox Brewery
This rich brown ale is filled with the aromas and flavors of the season. 100 pounds of pumpkin, innumerable boxes of graham crackers, and subtle spices create a glorious pumpkin pie-inspired ale. A sip or two will really turn your head…
6. Raspberry Stout, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Brewed with heaps of chocolate malt, cacao nibs, and local, late season red raspberries from Agriberry Farm, Hardywood Raspberry Stout captures the essence of a decadent raspberry truffle in liquid form. A beguiling ale, this stout’s enticing cocoa aromatics build to a flavorful crescendo of full bodied dark chocolate, subsiding with a pleasantly sweet, tart raspberry jam laced finish.
7. Round Hill Root Ale, Corcoran Brewing Co.
This is no soft drink for children! Ale brewed with malt, honey from Hamilton, cane sugar, very lightly hopped, and spiced with roots, wintergreen leaves, vanilla beans. Hops: Nugget, Liberty. Roots: Sarsaparilla, licorice, yucca, ginger.
8. Ibrik, O’Connor Brewing Co.
Ibrik is an imperial stout named for the special pots used in the production of Turkish coffee. It brings together light roasted coffee with dark roasted malts to create a beer with a complex, malty palate. The use of freshly ground cardamom and Ceylon cinnamon draw further inspiration from Turkish coffee and create subtle spice notes that entwine with the rich character of this beer.
9. Unseasonable Stout, Center of the Universe Brewing
This Imperial Stout is bursting with flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, and cherry. This beer clocks in at 9.5% and the hops can be felt from start to finish.
10. Orange Is The New Stout, Center of the Universe Brewing & O’Connor Brewing Co.
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Center of the Universe and O’Connor Brewing proudly present an imperial chocolate stout crafted with oranges and sea salt. Like a liquid chocolate truffle, its deep, rich flavors are sure to keep your spirits warm and bright all winter long.
11. Homebody, Three Brothers Brewing
In the quiet cold of winter, this sour brown ale, aged on cherries and vanilla beans, is the only company you’ll need. After all, home is where the tart is.
12. Virginia Black Bear, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Bold and aggressive best describe the Virginia Black Bear. Ten Specialty Grains comprise the backbone of the beer and high alpha American hops give the bear her teeth. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee abound. Used as the base beer for the Enlightened Despot, the Virginia Black Bear has escaped to wander where she wants. Beware the bear.
13. Vanilla Virginia Black Bear, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Vanilla Virginia Black Bear is the yang to Virginia Black Bear’s yin. Ten Vanilla Specialty Grains comprise the backbone of the bear and high alpha American hops give the bear his teeth. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee abound and fresh vanilla rounds out the flavor. Used as the base beer for Illuminatos, the Vanilla Virginia Black Bear has casually drifted to meander where he wants. Watch out, he hugs.
14. Chinquapin Chestnut Porter, Old Bust Head Brewing Company
Rich and full bodied, the Chinquapin Chestnut Porter is sure to please fans of more robust beer styles. Not content with just paying homage to the American Chestnut, or Chinquapin, by name, every batch of Chinquapin Chestnut Porter is made with a heaping portion of real chestnuts. Brewed together with a blend of dark malts, our porter has hints of cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, and, of course, hearty and sweet chestnuts.
15. TrailHead Nut Brown Ale, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers
A hearty blend of two row barley, UK Crystal, and roasted barley give this beer a pleasant malty feel that is sweet on the palate. The hint of nut and chocolate, complimented by the English hops, makes this beer a smooth and balanced treat.
16. Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout, Old Bust Head Brewing Company
Named for the golden chalice bestowed on the winner of the Virginia Gold Cup races—an antique cup first granted to horse and rider by Catherine the Great—this Russian Imperial Stout with its black, velvety, opulence is as rich and complex as the Czarina who was a fan of the dark brew. A dark-berry sweetness underlies roasted tones of bittersweet chocolate and espresso coating the mouth with a smooth, lingering, fullness worthy of the cup!
17. Beer Hound Brewery
Fang is an Oatmeal Stout that pours black with brown highlights. Fang features a creamy tan head and has the aroma of coffee, dark unsweetened chocolate, and biscuit. It has a flavor that bursts dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee, tempered with a full mouth feel. Fang’s full-bodied chocolate character and smooth drink ability tames the “bite” of this wonderful ale.
18. Long Black Veil, Port City Brewing Company
Long Black Veil a dark beer with a lot of (hop) character. Centennial and Magnum hops contribute citrus and floral aromas and an aggressive hop flavor. The Long Black Veil is jet black in color with a crema-like head. Port City uses generous amounts of dark malt for balance alongside the hop character. The complex flavor and textures lead to a satisfying and refreshing finish.
19. Hermenator Doppelbock, Seven Arrows Brewing Company
The Hermenator Doppelbock is an intensely malty beer. This beer has significant meladoidins that are accompanied by some toasty and chocolate flavors that are balanced by a light caramel backbone. The finish of the beer is extremely clean with slight sweetness on the finish.
20. Double Dizzy Russian Imperial, Double Dizzy Brewery
A full bodied Russian Imperial with a nice malty finish. This beer will let you know you have something in your mouth. Coffee and Chocolate after notes.
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