Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Libations Feb 20, 2011 Driftwood Brewery Singularity Russian Imperial Stout SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVictoria, BC $12-15 for 650ml bottle (11.8% abv) www.driftwoodbeer.comI’m just going to come right out and say it – I am SO impressed with Driftwood these days. Everytime I turn around, they have a new – impressive – beer out the hopper, so to speak. I’ve written about them before, and today won’t be my last Driftwood DRINK. I’m certainly not the only one to catch the drift. Last month CAMRA Vancouver voted Driftwood Best Brewery in BC. Their Cask Old Cellar Dweller was one of my favourites at last summer’s Great Canadian Beer Fest, their Fat Tug IPA is a new staple at my house, and their special edition Singularity Russian Imperial Stout is my current carbonated crush.Singularity – in name, design and scale. The regally named Russian Imperial Stout is a style of ale inspired by brewers in the 1800’s to win over the Russian Czar. Said to be the king (czar)of stouts, RIS have ample alcohol levels and ramped up roasted and burnt malt character. Four months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels have left their mark on Singularity. Nearly opaque, it shows an alluring nose of molasses and spice, and flavours of whiskey, anise, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, espresso and an assertively addictive bitterness. So, so smooth, and rich, this is a special brew, not meant to be drink lightly. Literally – this is the price and alcohol level of some wines. Not a fair comparison at all though – this complex brew is, simply, singular.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsDriftwood Brewery Singularity Russian Imperial StoutSingularity – in name, design and scale. Four months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels have left their mark on Singularity. Nearly opaque, it shows an alluring nose of molasses and spice, and flavours of whiskey, anise, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, espresso and an assertively addictive bitterness. So, so smooth, and rich, this is a special brew, not meant to be drink lightly. Literally – this is the price and alcohol level of some wines. Not a fair comparison at all though – this complex brew is, simply, singular.Beer & CiderDriftwood BreweryWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Beer & Cider / Beer Dinners / Events / Food Events / Wineries & Breweries August 30, 2019 A Categorically Great Meal Saanich Brewery Category 12’s ‘Brewmaster’s Dinner’ Marries Wildcraft With Craft-Beer It was somewhere at the beginning of the ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / First Look / Places / Press Release / Wineries & Breweries July 25, 2019 There’s a New Buoy in Town Whistle Buoy Brewing Company, a locally owned craft brewery and taproom, is now open in Historic Market Square, Victoria. Whistle Buoy Brewing ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Events / Press Release July 24, 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Comments are closed.