Russian Imperial stout is a modern interpretation of the historical Scottish Courage recipe that was first brewed at the Baltika’s experimental brewery with a group of British brewers who came to St. Petersburg in June 2011. Russian Imperial stout itself evolved into an individual beer style in the 1920’s of the 20th century, having embodied a two-centuries-long history of British and Baltic porter. Its colour is impenetrable black, as black as ebony, with a reddish hue and a creamy coffee foamy hat. Its rich and complex flavour of caramel and black malt with moderate fruit-flavored ethers blends in perfectly well with prune accents and wine tints. Its taste, full-bodied, intensive, and rich, enjoys the expressive complex of malt and chocolate tints and burnt flavour with striking nuances of dark fruits, port wine, and strong coffee. It is great when served with meat dishes and chocolate desserts. This exportable brand has been a prize-winner at the prestigious international competition International Beer Challenge on numerous occasions.