Using Imperial Stout in the Beer Kitchen and at the Table

Using Imperial Stout in the Beer Kitchen and at the Table

When cooking with beer, it’s important to use the right beer style for a recipe. In the world of dark beers, stouts range from very low in alcohol like a Irish Dry Stout (4.1%) to a strong and robust American Imperial Stout | Russian Imperial Stout (10 – 21%). Beyond intensity and flavor, the complexity that a Imperial Stout can add to a recipe is vast. As Imperial Stout as a classic beer style usually bring bold flavors of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, espresso, with hints of dried fruit (think prune, fig, raisin), with a rich and strong mouthfeel, rounded out with a high alcohol element, sometimes associated with a brandy like finish. These beers are sipping beers. In the Beer Kitchen, they can bring these flavors into a recipe and used to highlight these flavors with a combination of other food ingredients. Imperial Stouts can be used in savory and sweet recipes, as the flavor elements can go both ways when cooking with them.

Russian Imperial Stouts are your more standard or generic version of this beer style. Many of the great classics will be found in this beer category. While the American Imperial Stout category will highlight barrel aged version, unique and interesting additions to compliment the flavor characteristics of this beer style, along with fun and creative ingredients to highlight other pastries, desserts and combinations. From espresso, vanilla beans, cocoa nibs to donuts, maple syrup, lactose (milk sugar), chilies, spices and other dessert items like cake, cookies and cereals are now added to American Imperial Stouts.

This page in this Online Cookbook highlights all the recipes that use Imperial Stout in a recipe and recipes that can be created to create an amazing Beer Pairing with the same beer style.

Cooking with Beer | Imperial Stout Recipes:

Beer Beignets
Beer Chili
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Gingerbread Cake
Caramelized Cocoa Nibs in Imperial Stout Chocolate Beer Truffle
Chinese-Style BBQ Pork
Chocolate Cherry Fondue
Chocolate Stout Fondue
Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Base
Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Donut 'Sandwich'
Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Donut 'Sandwich'
Chocolate Stout Pastry Cream
Chocolate Stout Pudding
Chocolate Stout Pudding
Christmas Pudding With Russian Imperial Stout Soaked Dried Fruit & Hard Sauce
Imperial Coffee Stout Pastry Cream
Lamb Chili Infused with Stout Beer
Lamb Chili Infused with Stout Beer
Home Brew Chef
Malted Barley Sponge Cake
Oatmeal Stout Aebleskiver
Oatmeal Stout Aebleskiver (Danish Ball Pancakes)
Chocolate Pods
Russian Imperial Stout Chocolate Truffles
Stout BBQ Sauce
Stout BBQ Sauce

 

Beer Pairing | Imperial Stouts:

Almond Coriander Crust
Beef Stout Stroganoff and stout
Beef Stout Stroganoff
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Gingerbread Cake
Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Base
Christmas Pudding With Russian Imperial Stout Soaked Dried Fruit & Hard Sauce
Coffee Milk Stout Custard Cake
Lamb Chili Infused with Stout Beer
Lamb Chili Infused with Stout Beer
Mole Burger
Mole Burger
Pecan Praline with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine 200
Pecan Praline with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine
Pork Chocolate Milk Stout Mole Chili
Rodenbach Grand Cru Cherry Pie with Almond Coriander Crust
Chocolate Pods
Russian Imperial Stout Chocolate Truffles
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